When They Attack

0 comments Posted on July 18, 2013

SummerReadinglogo2013JanetPerezEckles“We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20).

My 4-year-old granddaughter clapped from the car seat in the back. “Are we there yet?”

“Almost,” I said. “Don’t forget your pail and shovel to make sand castles.”

The view of the ocean spread before us as we pulled in a parking spot.

I slipped out of the seat and headed to unbuckle her. But rather than feeling warm sun rays and soft ocean breeze, I was attacked.

Unaware that very week was the season for “love bugs” to hold their annual meeting, those ugly unlovable bugs swarmed like an army. They clung to legs, arms, neck and face.

I wrapped my granddaughter in a beach towel. But those ugly insects found slivers of her skin and stuck like leaches, sending her to near hysteria. She snuggled in my arms, shaking from their merciless assault.

Isn’t that like life? We head to the beach of success, of happiness and joy. And unexpectedly, we’re attacked. A setback brings stress. Bad news sends worry that clings to us. And fear finds its way to any open area of our heart.

David knew all about attacks. But He also knew that God longs to wrap us in the towel of His refuge and protection. “Be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge” (Psalm 31:3-4).

Where will you find refuge from the world’s attacks?

Simply Salsa

Although blind, Janet Perez Eckles has been inspiring thousands to see the best in life. She is an international speaker, writer, #1 bestselling author, personal success coach, radio host, master interpreter and ministry leader. www.janetperezeckles.com

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