A Hiding Place From the Storm
Over everything the glory will be a canopy. Isaiah 4:5, NIV
Throughout the Bible, storms are illustrations of the hardships of life, yet we are constantly told of Him who is our shelter in the storm. One especially vivid passage is found in Isaiah 4, which describes the city of Jerusalem during the coming Millennial reign of Christ. Verses 5-6 say, “Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion…a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain” (NIV).
While this is talking about the city of Jerusalem during the future Millennium, there is an unmistakable application for God’s people now. The presence of your God envelops you. His glory covers you like a cloud by day and a fire by night. Visualize His closeness and think of Him in that way. His presence will brighten the dark days, and His canopy of blessings will be a hiding place from the storm and rain.
When the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea / Thou Who rulest wind and water, stand by me. Charles A. Tindley
Frank Edwards – Under the Canopy Lyrics