(Pro 1:27 KJV) When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
We have a lot of things we worry about today. Currently we are in hysteria about a virus and always looking over our shoulders because of the rioting going on. We are told to prepare and be alert. Good advice but the point here is that it could be too late. Remember when there was a toilet paper shortage and people were running out? I remember going to Cosco and seeing the empty pallets. People were panicked. “There is no toilet paper!” was the cry. Actually there was toilet paper. You just had to look a different place. I remember being in a dollar store and seeing piles of it when Cosco was out.
A lot of people are like that in life. When “desolation” (storm NASB) (7584) hits, they go to the same shallow pool of relief that they have always gone to and they come up empty. It doesn’t mean that there is no succor available. It means that they refuse to look where it is offered. And the next verse says that it might actually be too late.
So? I would advise not waiting until the flood waters are ready to overwhelm. I would start getting in contact with the Shelter in the time of storms, and doing it now.