Spiritual Guidance for Hurricanes
Some Helpful Articles
Call 91:1 Twenty Four / Seven Dec. 2001
What is our comfort with terror striking
its targets daily? What can we do when
we find ourselves falling into worry and fear and anxiety and even panic?...
Storms: Spiritual Torrents Sept. 2004
With Frances and Charley over and Ivan on
the way, I am reminded of storms and how we handle them emotionally.
Some people panic, others are anxious but try to hide it, others are in a buying frenzy right now, some have a
plan and are putting it into place and others have no plan and ride out the storms by default. Some Christians
pray and others plead and beg. Some use platitudes to carry them through and others find their roots deep enough
in Christ to keep them unshakeable during the times of turbulence and spiritual torrents....
The Comfort of the
Scriptures Jan. 2005
My children have asked me, "Do you believe
God now?" When Charlie the white
cat was struck down in the road purposely by a teenage driver, "Do you believe God now?" When Grandpa
had a full-scale stroke that left him paralyzed for ten years, "Do you believe God now?" When six animals
died in one year, "Do you believe God now?" When two grandmothers died in one year, "Do you believe
God now?" When their daddy lost his job, "Do you believe God now?" When the hurricanes came and
earthquakes and floods left a path of annihilation unparalleled in human history, "Do you believe God now?"...
In Everything Give Thanks Nov. 2005
Well, folks, we thought the hurricanes had
passed, but Wilma breezed by October 24th with 110-120 mph winds leaving the Florida peninsula south of Lake Okeechobee
(about ½ of the state) in devastation.
Electricity is lost at 8:00 a.m. as transformers pop and a large olive tree falls to block the street, barely missing
the neighbor’s living room. Water is out. Phone lines are down. Tree limbs and leaves cover the ground on every
street. Downed fences reveal whatever they were meant to hide, or protect, or conceal. Power lines dangle as streetlights
crash to the roadways....
Giving Thanks When Adversity
Strikes Nov. 2006
When a heavily armed outsider violated the
peace and security of a small one-room schoolhouse in the Amish community and shot execution-style 10 girls but let teachers, aides, and boys go free, the
nation was shocked and outraged at the evil. Five girls aged 7-13 died, and the shooter killed himself; yet the
Amish community found it within their hearts to minister the grace and forgiveness of Christ before the watching
world by forgiving the assailant and extending forgiveness and financial help to his family. How?...
The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with
majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that
it cannot be moved.
Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.