In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency

My home is in Oklahoma, roughly 15 miles from the path of the devastating tornado that destroyed parts of Moore, OK on May 20, 2013.  An event like this defies our human understanding; but I trust in the Lord with all my heart.  I feel confident that He is worthy of that trust regardless of the circumstances.

I find myself imagining what I would have felt if the tornado hit my home that afternoon.  I can imagine the roar of the storm, the breaking of glass, and the helpless feeling of having nothing to do but hide.   As a Christian, I know that death is not to be feared.  As a human, I fear it anyway.  I know those long minutes of hiding must have been full of terror for everyone who was near that storm. 

How should we handle fear?  The same way we are to handle any problem – take it to Jesus.  We lay our fears at His feet as an offering.   How comforting it would be to have some verses memorized to speak over any fear that tries to overcome us. 

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. – Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)

The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him. – Exodus 15:2 (NKJV)

This storm strengthens my resolve that memorizing scripture is one of the most valuable things I can do with my time.  I want to be prepared with verses hidden in my heart in case of emergency.  God’s Word is sharper than any two-edged sword.  Let’s use it as a powerful weapon in the battle against fear.