Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.
As we continue to pray for those who have been devastated by powerful natural disasters in recent weeks, let’s ask God to direct their gaze to Him. Let’s ask that ministers of God, people who are filled with His hope, would be agents of grace to these people in need. And let’s ask, as they struggle with questions like “Why?” and “What now?” that they would listen carefully for God’s still, quiet voice, and that He would speak courage and love and peace and power to their aching hearts.
And if you are going through a storm of your own, I encourage you to seek shelter in God’s tabernacle, in His presence. Like the psalmist, I can say that He has indeed been a shelter for me. I go to the Rock…and He is my strength.