"When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever." - Proverbs 10:25
Consider the providential hand of God as he protected and delivered the righteous: Noah and his family delivered from the flood, Lot and his girls delivered from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, The people of Israel delivered from the plagues of Egypt and the waters of the Red Sea, or David delivered from the hands of Saul. In each case, the storm swept by, the wicked were gone and the righteous were left standing.
The words of prophecy tell us that there is a storm coming. Joel depicted it in this way: "Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand... The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it? (Joel 2:1, 11) Yet, there is hope for the righteous in the words of Revelation 3:10 "Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth."
Throughout the pages of history, God has delivered his people and the wicked are gone. My friend, the storm is coming without fail, are you living in the very protective hand of the Savior? "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand" (John 10:28).