“When the storm has swept by……. but the righteous stand firm forever.” Proverbs 10:25 NIV
A couple of weeks ago, I was walking in our neighborhood, about 2 miles away from our home and was caught in a rain storm. Well, you know how I looked by the time I made it home….soaking wet! Two things I failed to do, number one, I did not listen to the forecast. And number two, I did not take with me an umbrella to shelter me from the rain.
GMSBC, rain storms are inevitable. There is no such thing as a storm-free life! The words “When (not if) a storm has swept by…” teaches us that we all go through times of heartache and trouble. The question is: are you prepared? You can be. God can protect you in times of loss, sickness, divorce, unemployment, loneliness and depression. You may not be able to predict life's storms or prevent them, but you can prepare for them and be protected in them. You must locate your storm shelter! When you are in the middle of the storm, that is not the time to be caught looking for a shelter from the storm. You need to do some leg work in advance and find the shelter so that WHEN the storm shows up you are not caught in confusion, seeking refuge for yourself. You must know in whom your protection lies. The Bible says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10 KJV). Trust God; He's the only storm shelter you'll ever need.
Rev. Dr. Major A. Stewart, Pastor
Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Sunday, June 25, 2017