Aug 27, 2012

A Hurricane is Ah-Comin'........

Living in the Gulf coast region, we are very familiar with hurricanes and the preparation for one.
We know when to start getting the supplies we will need for the several days we will be without power.
How much food, water, bug spray, batteries, and flashlights to have on hand.

We know to go get gas for our cars, and generators as all pumps will be non functioning for several days if not weeks depending on the severity of the storm.

The thing about hurricanes, we know days if not weeks in advance one is approaching. The one thing we can not determine until the last minute is how intense the storm will be when it hits land, and exactly when it will hit land. It changes constantly as it makes it way inland.......

The course can change......
The category can change ( how strong or weak it will be)..........
The winds..............
The size...............
The speed..........
The time it's to hit..........
And the duration of it's presence...............

So here we are preparing as Hurricane Isaac makes his way to grace us with his unwanted presence in the next several hours,and remembering that 7 years ago to the day, the catastrophic damage Hurricane Katrina  made when she hit New Orleans.

I am not scared or worried, nor am I having panic attacks. I know that my Daddy God is in control and as I have wavered other hurricanes as a Gulf Coast native here in Louisiana, I began to think about when we experience emotional and spiritual "hurricanes" in life.

 Many of those blind side us.

They can come from out of no where and tend to drop us to our knees.
They come in minor and major hits............

When we lose a job.......
Experience a death of a loved one.........
A marriage that dissolves............
A illness..............
An injury........

Maybe it's a financial crisis that we were not expecting.............
The loss of our homes............
Or a move that we had not expected to make.............

How are we to prepare for those kinds of "Hurricanes"??

To have his word hidden so deep in our hearts, they are the first, last and only defense we cling to during one life's hurricanes.

It is his words that are our strongest defense for any of life's hurricanes. So as I finish up my last bit of preparations for Isaac to visit.....
I encourage you all,  no matter what storm you may be going through in life, grab Gods words and apply them to your circumstances and situations and watch your storm dissolve~

PS....The sun will come out and shine again :)

Much Love~

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Isaiah 41:10

10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 55:22

22 Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

                 Linking with: Covered in His Grace


  1. Such truth in this post! It is easy to fall prey to fear, but what better things await us when we just pray!

  2. Hi Stacey - so much truth here. The only way to be prepared for the storms of life is to stay firm in the word. having said that, to read about sailing, and then to go sailing is 2 different things. We have to trust the manual, the great I AM, that His word is good and true even though it doesn't always "feel" that way.
    God bless and great post and i am praying big time for you
    Tracy :)

  3. Hi Tracy~ Thank you for your sweet words and prayers!! Trusting in God is the only way to make it through any storm. :)
    ps ..Tried to shuttle over to you to ride out the storm..No luck LOL :)

    Blessings my friend~

  4. Thanks for this post! Good words. I am praying for you and your family in the midst of the literal storm.

    Found you through Monday Meet Up

  5. Thank you Kim!! So glad you dropped by our blog!! Your prayers are much appreciated!!


  6. Your a great encourager!! And I need every single one of those verses TODAY! I'm not waiting on Isaac(though have friends and family down there that are and my prayers are with them)but so many uncertainties lately in my life.
    I pray you will be safe and Isaac will turn and get lost out in the deep blue sea:)

  7. I hope you are all well! Here we face tornadoes. We have all been watching your area. It's a challenge of humanity prepare, wait, and then face the aftermath.


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