Psalms 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. 12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. (NIV)
When is tornado season in Alabama? Sometimes it feels that we have warnings all year. And every time I hear it is going to rain or that we will have thunderstorms, I worry. I get concerned for those who may not have anywhere to go and for those who might take the warning lightly. I realize that each of us is responsible for ourselves. Each of us need to find a way to find shelter and to stay safe.
King David knew that when he was being persecuted by Saul that it was his responsibility to look for places to hide. David understood that there were people under his command that depended on him, and of their sake, he chose to run and not fight. He took refuge in God to help him find a way to stay safe. Whenever David found refuge, he was glad and happy and thankful. I hope that all of us place our trust in the Lord in these times and that after all of this is over, we can sing and be glad and thankful that it was our God who delivered us!