I opened our back door this morning to let Peppy out and could immediately feel the cold wind and rain hitting my arm.
As I shut the door, the warmth of our house meant so much more to me than it had just seconds before.
Sometimes experiencing a moment of no protection from the weather outside reminds me of how thankful I am for the roof over my head.
This morning was one of those mornings.
I curled up under a blanket with my Bible and my coffee while I listened to the wind chime go wild on my deck from the constant, cold wind right outside my window.
But I was warm.
And I was dry.
The feeling I had in that moment of being physically protected from nature reminded me of just how protected I am spiritually when I choose to live for God.
The same is true for you.
When we choose to walk through life with God,
we receive shelter and security from an often-brutal world.
Life can be uncertain.
Life can be scary.
However, God longs to be both our shelter and our strength.
Today, no matter what your day holds,
no matter how rough the winds may blow or how hard the rain may fall,
know that you have a Heavenly Father who longs to be your Protection, your Warmth, your Security, your Umbrella,
your Shelter from it all.
God is our shelter and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.