We have been hearing about Dorian for what seems like weeks now. I pray for the Bahamas who experienced her full force a few days ago. It broke my heart to hear a young mother ask for prayer for her and her baby because her baby is only four months old. I pray they are all well.
We have weathered Dorian very well. She is passed us and moving up the coast to other locations. We pray for all who are still in potential danger. God is faithful. There was a time a few days ago I felt frightened. I was told there was a mandatory evacuation ordered for me in the area I live in. I have never had to leave because of a storm before. The good news is that she went from a category 5 hurricane to a ‘cat 2’ – what we affectionately call our Florida storms.
As I am thankful for being spared in this storm, I praise my God for His faithfulness to me and my elderly father who lives with me and my animals. I know he was frightened too. We are ready to go home if it is the time for God to call us, but we are happy to stay here as well.
God is faithful. But we always need to pray. I believe it altered the course of the storm.
I sing along with the Hymn – “Great is Thy Faithfulness, Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed, His hand has provided, Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me.”
The Bible encourages me to have faith in God because He is truly faithful. There are times that faith is very difficult, but the Bible also tells me that my lack of faith does not stop the faithfulness of God and any chance of my prayers being answered. 2 Timothy 2.13 assures me – “..if we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.” I am grateful because sometimes I am weak.
I also pray the Word, “When my strength fails, do not forsake me” (Psalms 71.9) It amazes me how complete the Word of God is, He does know everything – everything we face, everything we feel, everything we fear, everything that makes us settled, just plain everything.
We have been very blessed and are going to take a deep breath and hope for the best – we still have 2 more months of hurricane season. God will get us through anything.
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