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Florida Prepares for the Arrival of a Hurricane

Been there, done that. I’m sure all of us in Florida echo the same. But how do you really prepare? Water, candles, flashlights, canned food all line up just in case.

But preparing emotionally is something totally different. The aftermath of Charley, Ivan and Jeanne stir ugly memories. Yet in the midst of weather reports, announcers’ warnings, pointing out potential dangers, and making suggestions, thoughts still wander to the “what if.”

Those are our human reactions, results of our limited perception and short-sighted view of our surroundings. Here’s a better view, more accurate and a thousand times more trustworthy: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” (John 14:1 NIV)

And while the storm approaches, “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, and God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” (Matt 6:33-34, The Message)

Hmm…what’s God doing right now? I dare suggest He’s calling out His comfort as the rain begins to pour, His reassurance while the skies turn darker still, and the promise of His protection while gusty winds begin to lash against windows and doors.

We’ll wait for the hurricane together and, united under the shadow of His wings, trust that calmness will follow the storm.

Janet (devoted to serving Him and delighted to inspire you)

Did you know life is not about what you cannot do because of circumstances out of your control? Success comes when you recognize what you can do with what God has given you.

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Janet Perez Eckles
Inspiration in the midst of a hurried world:
Inspiraciön en medio de un mundo apresurado.

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