Morning Morsels 009: Take Refuge in Yah

Hide in the shelter of Yah when the storms of life come.

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Shalom, and happy morning to you. Say you’re out for a walk, or just enjoying the outdoors, and the beautiful weather starts to turn. You look up and see storm clouds gathering. The sky all too quickly becomes dark and ominous, and you see lightning flash from the fat underbelly of those clouds, coupled with the loud claps of thunder that follow shortly after. Suddenly, you’re caught in a storm, one for which you weren’t prepared. Of course, your first instinct is to seek shelter, find cover, or take refuge anywhere that would suffice.

That’s how we’re hardwired; our survival instincts simply kick in. And this is truer for storms that are more sever, like hurricanes and tornadoes that force people into fortified basements and the like. But all these are physical, tangible storms. However, when the storms of life hit us, with just as much if not more spiritual force, for many, the instinct to take refuge is not as keen. The senses become dull and one is left to bear the brunt of emotional, mental, spiritual, and even physical barrages that blow in with the troubles of life. As servants of the Most High, we need to sharpen the instinct to flee to him in times of such trouble; to seek his shelter and take refuge in him when spiritual storms break upon us. For it is written:

7 Yah is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

—Nahum 1:7

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