During the preparation for Hurricane Earl, it’s easy to get caught up in the weather channels. Watching the predictions of a Category 4 hurricane on TV may bring worry and fear to our hearts. We do need to prepare for the storm but we must be very careful not to focus on the storm. Not only do we need extra water, flash lights, batteries, gasoline and food; we also need extra prayer. Prayer is a wonderful line of defense against dangers of any type. We also need to throw some faith in there too. Faith that God is in control, that He hears our prayers and that our prayers will be answered. Many are very nervous about these huge Hurricanes coming our way. Lets change our fears, nervousness and worry to praise and prayers. This will change our whole outlook on these storms and others that may approach us in life. God loves us and He will take care of us….. Psalms 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation-so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?”

Psalms 46:1-5 “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the water surges! A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.”

So, if we are afraid of a storm trust in the Lord our God. Let Him dwell in our city and He will protect it. Our city will not be destroyed. God is our protector and our fortress. Proverbs 1:33 “But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”….

So BELIEVE the Lord is our Fortress and our protector. Have FAITH that God is in control. PRAISE the Lord for our safety and our blessings. PRAY to the Lord for what is on our minds and hearts. Lord Jesus I rebuke worry and fear that this storms has wedge in hearts and I praise your name for the protection and your victory over this storm. Let us take our focus off of the weather channel and turn our focus to your Channel oh Lord. I praise You Lord. Thank you, Jesus…….