Last night there were over 100 accidents on Austin roads due to the sleet and freezing rain. I am thankful for the first responders who answered those calls. My wife was working at the mall when the storm hit. By the time her shift ended and she went out to the car, it was covered in ice and the roads were in bad shape. Some of the highways were shut down and traffic was crawling along. Fortunately her father lives very close to where she works and she made her way over to his house and spent the night there. Though he lives just a few miles away it took her over an hour to get there. But she made it and was safe from the storm and the dangers of driving in Austin traffic during bad weather. She made it back home safely today after the roads began to clear – thanks Lord.
I am reminded of the fact that all of us face storms and difficult conditions in life. All of us have times when we need a place of refuge, a place to take a break and get out of the bad traffic of life and come in from the cold. The Lord offers such a place to us. David wrote in Psalm 91:2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
David knew that when things got tough he could turn to his heavenly Father and find some relief. He knew he could depend upon the Lord to take care of him in times of trouble and tribulation. David knew that he could always count on the Lord to take him in and take on those who oppressed him and that which troubled him. David saw the Lord as his refuge and his fortress. I hope you know the Lord in that way too. Until next time, stay warm and stay safe.