When I think about the difficult and trying times of my life, I reflect on certain songs that ministered to me in the lowest of valleys and strongest of storms. Perhaps you have read some of them in Collin Hansen’s new book that was released. In those times, there have been three things that have helped sustain me: the book The Valley of Vision, which is a collection of Puritan prayers, and the Psalms which I find myself often praying, and a few select worship songs which I sing over my weary and afflicted soul. For instance, one particular verse the Lord has used to comfort me is the last verse of “In Christ Alone” which says:

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

Another song has recently been made available by Sovereign Grace Music called “I Have a Shelter” which you can actually download for free from their website. This is a song, much like others in my journey, that will help bring me to the feet of Jesus, and by His grace, bring me home to heaven. Here are the lyrics, and I pray they will be a great encouragement to you as they have been to me.

I have a shelter in the storm
When troubles pour upon me
Though fears are rising like a flood
My soul can rest securely
O Jesus, I will hide in You
My place of peace and solace
No trial is deeper than Your love
That comforts all my sorrows

I have a shelter in the storm
When all my sins accuse me
Though justice charges me with guilt
Your grace will not refuse me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
Who bore my condemnation
I find my refuge in Your wounds
For there I find salvation

I have a shelter in the storm
When constant winds would break me
For in my weakness, I have learned
Your strength will not forsake me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
The One who bears my burdens
With faithful hands that cannot fail
You’ll bring me home to heaven