Last weekend Florida was faced with the biggest storm we could imagine. It was bigger than the entire state, and I was sure that my home state of Florida would be wiped off the map. Then, at the last moment, the storm that was a category 5 went to a category 1. Although, the storm claimed precious lives and many have lost their homes, created flooding and massive devastation, and so many have lost power for days, I still recognize that it could have been worse than it was.
My heart breaks for those who have suffered and for the millions who are still suffering from the affects of the storm.
It’s not easy to face a big storm coming in. You know it’s going to hit but exactly where and how hard is the question. Nobody really knows, as we all saw watching the weather channel. But I have seen through the humanitarian efforts in Texas and Florida, God still moves in hearts and in people’s lives. Neighbors come together and strangers reach out to help someone else when they are suffering the affects as well.
If I have learned one thing in my life, it’s that there are going to be storms that come, and knowing that, I have to be prepared but I can’t waste my time just waiting for the next one to hit. I have to live my life and put my mark on this earth.
There are going to be unknowns in life, just like the past Hurricanes but at the end of the day God has a plan. Maybe for some it’s a change.
This week as I think about things unfolding in my own life, I have so many unknowns right now. I know in my heart that the best thing that I can do is allow God to take control, even if it looks like it’s going to be a disaster. God can change it all with one swift wave of his hand, if I just trust in him.