In the midst of the storm
I am safe. My family is safe. My home is secure. And for all of that, I am so grateful.
We’re in the midst of Hurricane Harvey right now, as so many of you are as well. Honestly, I don’t even have the words to comment on the devastation. I’ve seen photos of my friends wading through water in their living rooms. My husband almost caught a fish in our front yard. I’ve huddled with my babies in a closet in the middle of the night and tried to pretend the tornado warnings didn’t really scare me. I’m pretty sure I saw an alligator float past my house.
It’s been so surreal.
This was my driveway on Sunday morning after the waters receded significantly. Our house sits very high up in our neighborhood. The water got eerily close.
For us, the worst may be behind us. But even if it’s not, I have such a peace that God is in control. I trust Him with my home. With my family. With my friends. With my life. He is trustworthy not because of what He does or does not do. He is trustworthy because of who He is.
I cannot get out to help. I cannot stop the rain. I cannot guarantee I’ll still have electricity in the morning.
But I can pray.
How, specifically, can I pray for you, friend? Please let me know!