Blocking the Storm

The Lord is my strength and shield.
    I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
    I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.  Psalm 28:7 (NLT)

On Tuesday, we went to a funeral. The service was outside and it was cold.  I think the temperature was in the low 30s. The wind was blowing which made it even more frigid. My husband and I were talking to people and wandering around but as the service progressed, we ended up standing next to each other. He was on my right side. The wind was blowing from my left.

After a few seconds, he moved from my right side to my left side. He was trying to block the wind form hitting me directly. I could still feel the wind but the direct impact was gone.

Made me think of God. Sometimes, we go through really hard times. Times that make it feel like we are going to be blown over. It's during those times that God shows up to shield us. We still feel the wind and the storm but we aren't taking a direct hit. The magnitude of what's happening is being diverted by Him.

I am thankful for a husband who takes such good care of me. I am even more thankful for a God that helps me. My heart is filled with joy.