Lamentations 3:19-27 I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, and the poison I’ve swallowed. I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—the feeling of hitting the bottom. But there’s one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope: God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left. God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God. It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times.
Sometimes you just feel like running away from all your problems and cares, but reading a scripture like that one from Lamentations can raise your spirits like a flag run up a flagpole! When you feel like you just can’t handle your problems by yourself any longer remember, 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care on Him because He cares for you.
Instead of running away, run into the safety of His arms. A song we used to sing says it well, “So let the storms rage high the dark clouds rise, they don’t worry me, for I’m sheltered safe within the arms of God, He walks with me and naught of earth can harm me, for I’m sheltered safe with-in the arms of God!”
If there is a storm in your life like the one that is raging outside right now, run don’t walk into the sheltering arms of God for whatever you need!