What devastation in the Mississippi River and Ohio River areas! I cannot fathom losing my home, my possessions, my job, my means of living, and the very basic life necessities. All is gone!
What does one do? Live in a motel far from the source of the desolation? Move in with family members, friends, kindhearted strangers? In the twinkling of an eye, all is lost. The sound of rushing waters crushes the spirit.
One has life, and that is the spark needed to rise above the calamity. Fire up the spirit and go on. Hold in memories the lost home, the photo albums, the heirlooms, the expensive furniture, the hours of labor of in the yard and home, the outbuildings, the antique cars, the livestock, the crops shrouded in their green infancy. The sense of belonging will return.
It is time to begin again, and give thanks for what one once had as gifts from the Lord. He will resupply and bless you once more.
Ps. 143:5 “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works. I think on the labor of your hands. O Lord.”
Ps. 145:14-18 “The Lord upholds all that fall and raises up all that are bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon You; and You give them their meat for due season. You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways and holy in all His works. He is nigh to all that call upon Him, to all that call on Him in truth.” The abundance of the Lord shall once again break through.
“Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak.
And to those who have no might, He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall.
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary.
They shall walk and not faint.”