“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you” (Isaiah 54:10).
Lightning flashes and thunder reverberates in the room. Wide-eyed and tail down, our little dog runs to my chair. Whispering words of comfort, I scoop him into my arms and cradle his shaking body. He looks at me with puppy dog eyes as if to question why I don’t fix things, and why I don’t stop the frightening noises.
I hate he’s afraid. The weather radar shows the storm is only a rain shower. I whisper encouragement and hold him close. If only he could understand my words, he would know he was safe.
Holding him close, I wonder how many times I’ve run to God, wanting Him to dispel scary things and make life all better. I’ve often cried to Him when evil touched my life, or worries regarding health, job, children, family, and friends became overwhelming.
I try to show my dog how much I love him and that he can trust me to keep him safe. God knows we also get afraid and need His tender touch.
No matter how difficult the day, God’s voice speaks through His Word with encouragement and hope. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:10,13).
Storms will blow, but God’s comfort is found in the whisper of His loving words.
About The Author:
Lisa Buffaloe is a madly in love with God, Christ-follower, happily-married, mom, writer/blogger/speaker. God has helped her through molestation by a baby-sitter, assault, rape, divorce, cancer, death, seven surgeries, and years of chronic illness due to Lyme Disease. For more information, please visit www.LisaBuffaloe.com
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