“For You have been a strength to the poor,
A strength to the needy in his distress,
A refuge from the storm
A shade from the heat;
For the blast of the terrible ones is a storm against the wall” (Isaiah 25:4).
The prophet praises God for the wonderful things He has done for His people in the past: He has been a strength, a refuge, a shade, and a protection. In other words, He has upheld the oppressed when they needed Him the most.
While God’s method of operation is different in the Christian Age, we can take great comfort in this scripture from the Old Testament as well as from several in the New Testament that assure us of God’s continuing concern for His people.
When storms of life come upon us living in this Age, we have the promises of His word and the awareness of His love to bring us comfort and to give us inner strength when life can seem to be overwhelming. With a knowledge of God embedded deeply into our hearts, we can withstand any storm this life throws into our pathway.