It was a nerve-wracking drive home. My wife was on the phone with our son and the visibility was almost none. Torrential rain and impeding wind. A less than a 5 minute drive, but it seemed to us much longer. On the way, what really got to me off the tornado alarm; it created an even more pronounced sense of urgency to get home. It was pretty scary. While on our 5 minute-look-like-5-hour drive, were alternated prayers and phone calls. As I parked the car in the garage and rushed into our home and into the laundry room, I could not ignore that this was a new experience for me. Our kids already had a stash of fruit bars, water and they also had the two dogs in with them. Oh, did I mention that the home we are in now doesn’t have a basement?
Then and there I was overcome with a sense of powerlessness. The ones I love the most were all crammed in this small space, as the siren was blasting off. We muttered a prayer and tried to remain calm as we waited and waited and waited. That was the hard part. This was a small place, made in essence of wood. How strong could it be against a tornado? It made me feel extremely vulnerable. As it is my personality, I wanted to do something, but we had done everything we could think of doing. After half an hour, everything started to come back to normal and we lurked out of our “safe” place.
How many times you have been in the middle of a situation that you can’t do anything about? How many times it has dawn on you that you have arrived to the end of your options? A situation that is completely new to you and it has impressed you in a way you don’t know how to react. You might be facing a decisive juncture in your life you never thought you would be in. Furthermore, you know that where you are standing in life today might not even have a chance of surviving what is coming your way.
Let me remind you that The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. And it is in His name the we find cover, safety and refuge. His endless prowess begin when the end of your options appear. Call unto Him, in the midst of where you are right now, run to Him. Don’t look at your options, look at his power. Wind might blow and everything around you might stumble fall. You will be safe, because you choose not to rely on your own strength.
Run and take refuge in the Lord who is your fortified tower.
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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© Copyright Danny Maldonado, 2012
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