Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
- Psalm 107:1
Last week saw me through an earthquake, microburst storm, and Hurricane Irene. Yet in the midst of all this, I found myself prayerful and calm. The earthquake was extremely unsettling, tornado-like microburst storms can be sudden and very scary, and I'm sure everyone heard the weather reports of Hurricane Irene. Thankfully, aside from a brief power outage and a little basement flooding, we're fine. Praise God!
I did get nervous on occasion, and we spent a lot of time preparing for the hurricane. However, I can honestly say I felt a calm at the heart of it all. And that calm came from God. I knew that He was with me in the heart of every storm and I felt that deeply. No matter what happened, it would work to His glory and we would be kept safe if that was within His will.
Knowing this brought me a greater sense of peace than I think I would have had living through something like this even 10 years ago. This week has been one of those truly beautiful ones where in the midst of great concern, I can feel Him with me. And as a small child walking beside her Father in a new and scary place, I know I'm safe even if I don't know what we'll see next.