God has a way of getting our attention. He has a way of speaking to us, in all types of ways. I was reading a mans post on facebook who had went to help recue in Houston. He told of how treacherous the waters were and how deceiving it was. He told of others who had boats and jet skis sucked under water in Cul-de-sacs. He was warning others so they could be prepared when coming. And he used these Bible verses. And it hit me, this is speaking to this devastation.
9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God
As we continue to experience the wonderous works of Gods hand, and the power behind his touch, whether for mercy, war or judgement, we look up for that is our only hope. His light of protection surrounds us. As He says Behold I am doing a new thing.
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea
And a path through the mighty waters,
17 Who brings forth the chariot and horse,
The army and the power
(They shall lie down together, they shall not rise;
They are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick):
18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.
21 This people I have formed for Myself;
They shall declare My praise.
And time after time we hear of Texans with hope and Faith.
Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
May we remember always to look to our Lord and Savior, and in disaster look up for He is there with outstretched hand. And one thing abundantly clear is the love for each other in the outpouring of support for those stricken. There is still hatred, but God sees this and He is very clear about mocking or gloating, as one Professor of social studies wrote Texas deserved this, for voting for Trump. God takes care of those who mock and gloat over destruction. He was fired and I suspect his judgement is just beginning. And the media who are inciting this hatred, they too will see, but for a brief moment in time lets pray for one another and help. Pay attention to what God is saying to us. Look up for our redemption draws near.
God Bless Texas.