Tuesday, September 03 2019
As many along the east coast have been preparing for hurricane Dorian, I am getting updates from many family members and friends. When natural disasters like this hit, we are filled with questions.
I would invite you to take a moment today to listen for God. The words of Psalm 46 often come to mind in times like these.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Be still and know that I am God. -Psalm 46
After reading this scripture, I would invite you to find an image from this week's storm that serves as a reminder to you of the message of Psalm 46. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Take time to lift up in prayer those in the Bahamas that have already been affected by the storm and those that will experience effects over the next couple of days.
Prayer for Today
Gracious God, you are our comfort and strength in times of sudden disaster, crisis, or chaos. Surround us now with your grace and peace through storm or earthquake, fire or flood. By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen, sustain those who work to rescue or rebuild, and fill us with the hope of your new creation; through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer. Amen.