Joel 3:16 – Yahweh will roar from Zion, and thunder from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth will shake; but Yahweh will be a refuge to his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel.
There are days coming on this earth before the return of Christ that will be tumultuous and difficult. This verse gives us great encouragement in the midst of this.
The Lord will roar and thunder from Jerusalem – his power and vengeance will be displayed on the earth. As well as this, the heavens and earth themselves will shake. There will be signs in the heavens and upon the earth – famine, pestilence, wars, bloodshed.
YET – in the midst of it God will be a refuge to His people. Just as the nation of Israel was divinely protected during the days of Moses and the plagues on Israel – we also will find divine protection as we shelter in Him and remain faithful to that which He has called us to.