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Michel: God supplies night or day, rain or shine

Night or day, rain or shine, my mom travels with an umbrella, which is a habit I have never acquired. I don’t mind her bringing an umbrella around, though, because if it rains, we’re covered.

Once she opens the umbrella, I move close to her, and as we walk, I follow her directions.

“Turn right.” “The car’s up ahead.” “Watch that puddle.” She speaks and I listen because I want to be safe and dry.

In somewhat the same way, when the storms of life approach, a situation heats up, or I am in need of direction from God, I tend to move closer to Him. I pray more, I listen to worship music, and I scour the Bible for direction.

Psalm 46:1 has taught me “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.” I believe that He loves when we run to Him for help because according to James 4:8, “When we draw close to Him, He will draw close to us.”

I’m forever grateful for the provision, protection, and direction that God constantly supplies—night or day, rain or shine.

Ronny Michel may be reached at rmichel@rtconline.com.