Life between storms is among the most trying human dynamics. Dealing with a storm of life is devastating enough, but dealing with one after another, or even two almost simultaneously is aptly described by some as a living hell.
I was very proud of our Christian community at Mount Pisgah over the weekend as we begin to come alongside in prayer and service those who have been traumatized by Hurricane Harvey. The generous donations are great and keep coming in, but to make the effort to assemble flood buckets adds a personal element to those who assembled them and a personal element to those who receive them that speaks of a God who is love and a community who personally cares as an expression of God’s love.
Only a few people that I heard made any mention of Hurricane Irma over the weekend other than the media, and no one can conceivably think at this point what Hurricane Jose will look like when birthed. However, today we face the sobering reality that Irma is already reaping destruction to our east in places where people already have so little resources to lose and so few places of safety. Life between the storms is tough regardless of whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, divorce, diagnosis or death. We were created to need God, not just His blessings, but God in the flesh.
Jesus has called us to be community in finding our strength and hope in God alone. God knows our need and is at work even when it seems like we are all alone and at the mercy of the storms of life. Join me today in praying Isaiah 26:3 and interceding for all who are hurting as we cling to God’s promise: “You O God will keep in perfect peace the minds of those who are steadfast because they trust in you.” Join with me as well in not standing by but by engaging to help at www.mountpisgah.org