This week I finished cleaning out the garage. I had started cleaning it last summer and reorganized it a little bit, but I still had a lot of junk stored in there and I never finished the job. There was a big hail storm headed our way the other day so I got motivated to get my car in there. I did some more reorganizing, some more throwing things away and I hauled some of the better stuff off to a local thrift shop that accepts donations. And lo and behold, two cars can fit in a two car garage! We have lived in this house for ten years and that’s the first time I have ever parked my car in this garage. Now, I no longer have to worry about hail storms or ice on my windshield in the winter or someone trying to rifle through my glove box and my old Journey CD’s when my car is in the driveway overnight. As I was thinking about how nice it is to have my car in the garage and in a safe and secure spot, I was reminded of what the Bible says in Nahum 1:7
Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
It is good to take refuge in the Lord. He is a safe place and a stronghold. Christ offers not only to forgive us and deliver us but He also offers to equip us and empower us to withstand any storm that life may send our way. It is good to take refuge in the Lord, to place ourselves in His presence. And yet, sometimes it takes storms or the threat of storms for us to recognize our need for refuge in Him. If you are facing a storm in your life, I pray that you would know that the Lord is good and that He is a safe place and stronghold in the day of trouble. I pray that you would take refuge in Him.