Do You Ever Feel Like a Butterfly in the Rain?

What happens to a butterfly when it rains? An average monarch butterfly weighs roughly 500 milligrams and large raindrops have a mass of 70 milligrams or more. According to Scientific American, a raindrop this size striking a monarch would be equivalent to a human being pelted with water balloons weighing as much as two bowling balls.

Therefore butterflies seek protection when it rains. Some hide under large leaves, some crawl down into dense leaves or under rocks, and some just sit head down on grass stems or bushes with wings held tightly. Without shelter, when it rains exceptionally hard or of long duration many of the butterflies become tattered or die.

That process can be spiritually applied to us when in one of life’s storms. Shelter is essential. Face it, “storms” are inevitable. Examples of storms are the loss of a job, sickness or death, divorce, or injury.

Prepare your shelter in advance. Perhaps one is needed now. Therefore, consider this bouquet of blessings, my fellow butterfly:

“Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you.” (Psalm 91:1-4)

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” (Psalm 119:114)  Hide His word in your heart in advance in order to be assured.

“Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.” (Ecclesiastes 7:12-14) Wisdom is knowing how to apply God’s word.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7) With confidence you can be assured He cares for you. Therefore, talk to Him, pray.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) Don’t act like He is present, act because He is present. Claim it.

The option is to neglect His shelter, and like the unsheltered butterfly, suffer the consequence. Begin today to build your shelter. Review those texts and one by one evaluate how you are going to apply them.