Psalms 91:116 NLT

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. . . The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”

Prayer reminds us that we have a shelter in the hurricanes of life where are preserved in God’s protecting arms. But in the middle of the storm it can be hard to know what we take for granted in the good times. In the heavy winds we feel we need to raise our voice to be heard. Under the storm pressure we feel pressed down and afraid. We may feel we are “venting” more than praying. In the storms our faith is tried, our beliefs challenged. In the storm, our prayers maybe more raw, but they can also be more real (Mark 15.34).

Other Passages: Proverbs 18:10; 2 Samuel 22.2-3; Psalm 9:9

Prayer: God, thank you for giving me space in prayer to unpack my fears and concerns, to talk with you about the things that worry me. You have always been faithful and I know you will always be faithful. Thank you for being redeemer, rescuing me from distress.