One day last week, a severe thunderstorm passed through our area. Our little dogs usually handle those things okay but this time the lightning was really loud and really close and the thunder was booming. I was busy working and did not pay much attention to it until I noticed that both of our dogs were hiding under the desk where I was working. They were right there by my feet trying to wait out the storm in what they considered a safe place. I reached down and petted them and talked to them a little bit and kept on working. As the storm raged on, my dogs sought shelter under the desk near my feet. The situation reminded me of the first few verses of Psalm 91:
Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
Just like my dogs had a safe place they could run to during a storm, there is a refuge available to us as well. We can find a safe place at the feet of the Lord God. We can trust Him to be with us. We can trust Him to comfort us, strengthen us and be present with us during any storm that may come our way. The Lord God truly is a refuge and a fortress.