When I first heard about the tropical storm/hurricane “Isaias” that will be affecting the entire East Coast over the next few days, I thought it was one of the strangest named storms I had ever heard. I felt impressed to look up the meaning of the name and this is what I discovered:
Meaning: God Is My Salvation
Over the next couple of days I pondered what the significance of the name might be as related to the coming storm. Did it mean God would be our salvation from the storm and spare us any damage?
This morning I felt like God opened my understanding and said: “No matter what happens in your life—remember that I am the God of your salvation. I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
We live in a fallen, broken world of pain and suffering. None of us escape the consequences of that fact, even if we believe in God and have accepted his salvation. And with all that’s been going on—COVID, the riots, the political unrest, natural disasters—I believe God just wanted to remind us who He is—the God of our Salvation!
We can trust in Him in all circumstances—good or bad!
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalms 46:1-3 NIV)