When you need a safe place to shelter

5:30 am Wendy van Eyck 0 Comments

bible verse about God being a shelter
For the Eternal will be a shelter for those who know misery, a refuge during troubling times. Those who know Your name will rely on You, for You, O Eternal One, have not abandoned those who search for You. Psalm 9:9-10 (VOICE)

My parents have a big, black dog. He is large and scary looking. 

His name is Melchezidek but he answers to Mel.

Anytime a storm rumbles in the distance Mel puts his tail between his legs and searches for a safe place. 

Funnily enough his safe place is not a location but a person. In Mel’s mind he safest place he can be is shivering against my father’s leg. 

My dad has an endless amount of patience for his giant dog. My father has been known to sit up late into the night riding out a storm with Mel. 

prayer
When I read Psalm 9:9-10 I think of my dad sitting with Mel while the thunder shouts down the rain and the lightening wars with the stars. 

For me, this image of my dad huddled with Mel is how I imagine God shelters me in my times of misery. If my dad would go to such lengths to provide a safe place for a dog, how much more would God do for me? 


It reminds that God sits with me through out my longest, loneliest nights. 

It reminds me that when I am afraid God will not abandon me. 

Ponder: Where do you go when you want to feel safe?

Pray: Lord, thank you that I can rely on you. (tweet this)

{Share this post}

You can share this devotional on twitter by clicking here. I’d also love for you to connect with me on my Facebook and twitter pages or if you're viewing this via email you can leave a comment by clicking here.

{Get my book}

In my free e-book Life, Life and More Life I share thoughts on how to make every moment count gleaned from my experiences of loving my husband through 18 sessions of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. If you would like a free copy please subscribe below to receive my devotionals every Monday and Friday.


Enter your email 
to receive my free ebook
and a NEW devotional in your inbox every Monday and Thursday

Photo Credits, design and modifications: Wendy van Eyck 

You Might Also Like