â€œFor thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.â€ Isaiah 25:4 KJV
As I was taking a shower last night, I made sure the shower curtain was in place so that no water would get on the floor. The shower curtains in our bathrooms are to keep the water from going out on the floor. Godâ€™s shower curtain does just the opposite.
Instead of allowing the waters of hopelessness and pain to drench us, He makes sure that they donâ€™t overflow us. He shelters us from discouragement when people dampen our enthusiasm and joy. He stops the storms of life and keeps us from drowning. He protects us from satan and from those who would attack us with criticism, sarcasm and ridicule.
I received a telephone call last night from someone who is drowning in discouragement, loneliness, fears and despair. This person needs Godâ€™s shower curtain to protect her from the situation she is facing. If we would open our hearts and look around our neighborhoods, we would see people who are hurting and desperately need the protection of Godâ€™s shower curtain.
Oh that you and I would become an extension of Godâ€™s shower curtain. We must not only meet the needs of the people who are hurting, we also need to tell them that Jesus loves them and then prove that He loves them by our words and by our actions. Are you leading people to Jesus so He can protect them from the storms of life with His shower curtain?