The weather where I live has been extreme this year. I live in Northwest Arkansas where we are blessed to experience 4 distinct seasons. Normally I love it. But this year, every season has been "over the top". Right now we are sweltering in 100 degree temps. Back in February, we had 2 feet of snow. March through May were the worst with almost daily tornado warnings.
Because of the severe weather this spring, many people are looking to build "safe places" in their homes. There is so much fear in our world right now. I'm no stranger to fear. I grew up, after the abuse, afraid of people, afraid of circumstances, afraid of being punished, afraid of life.
I'm not as afraid as I used to be because I've found my security in God. Jesus has become my safe place. He is my refuge from the storms of life, my strong tower, my shield, my rescuer, my helper, and my Savior. "But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress", Psalm 59:16. NLT
"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice, let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O Lord, you surround them with your shield of love", Psalm 5:11-12. NLT