On this date in 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Florida coast. Yes, the Florida coast. It was a weak Category 1 hurricane. No big deal by Florida standards. What no one knew at the time was that Katrina was just getting started.
Within a few short days, she blew up into a rare Category 5 hurricane with winds of 175 mph. She would cause 1,833 deaths and a record $125 billion in damage when she hit Louisiana, near New Orleans.
Sometimes, storms blow up in a hurry. What seems like a minor rain shower becomes a Category 5 hurricane, destroying everything in its path.
The good news is that when storms erupt in your personal life – perhaps through addiction – there is a God who stands ready to do something about it. The Bible promises, “You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in distress, a refuge from the storm” (Isaiah 25:4).
Recovery Step: If you need a refuge from the storm, you have one in Christ.