Just the other week, my four-year-old had a hard time going to sleep because of a thunderstorm. She kept coming out of her room and wanted to cuddle up with me. I desperately wanted her to go to bed, but I could tell she needed reassurance that everything was going to be okay.
Nothing about the storm changed from the time she was in her room to the time she was snuggled up close to me. Lightning still flashed, and thunder boomed, but she was calm in my arms. She knew that I cared. She knew that I would do everything I could to protect her. While in my arms, her worry about the storm vanished. It was replaced with peace.
It made me think about everything happening in the world. Turning to God will give us the perspective and comfort we need. Pressing into his loving arms reminds us that he’s in control. Even in the midst of fear, stress, and uncertainty, he is sovereign, and we can receive the peace that comes only from him.
Psalm 91:1-2 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”
I’m so thankful for that refuge.
I’m so thankful for that rest.
While the storm outside may still rage on, the storm inside of us will calm when we push into God and remain in his presence.