Well, maybe it is time for a hurricane to hit. Some of you reading this might be like, “oh, it’s just a hurricane. We live in Florida. A hurricane to us is like a tornado in Kansas.“
As much as I might agree with this statement, we all know we still have that teensy bit of fear in us every time a hurricane is headed are way. Worry is natural. That’s just being human.
But what does the Bible say about being worried? Well, I guess you could be proactive and build an arc – but it’s a little too late for that. If you read the bible, you can find multiple passages where we are told not to worry, but trust the Lord in these times.
“Fear not, for I am with you” Isaiah 43:5. As it says in this passage, we are called to put our faith in the Lord because he is with us (that’s pretty cool if you ask me). At the end of the day, as long as we have the Lord, that’s all we need.
In Philippians, Paul goes even further than this. Paul says: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Paul is not just saying put faith in God and you are solid. Paul is saying we need to be praying to let God know our requests while also remembering our blessings. Once we do this, the peace of God will come over us guard our hearts and minds.
As we go through these next couple of days, let's remember to pray! Also remember that through everything that happens, God's will is going to be done. We might not recognize it in the midst of trials. Maybe not even years down the road. We might not ever see it! But that's why faith is important. Through the good and bad, Christ is working. I think I'll go pray and give thanks now.
Peace of Christ,