hurricane matthew 2016

Featured Photo – During the hurricane and 24 hours after

It is absolutely amazing the difference a day can make. The recent affects of Hurricane Matthew has made me realize how precious life is. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always known that life is important. God has a plan for everyone and everything. Funny thing is, we may not always understand His plan. This is why we have faith. In Proverbs 3:5, the Bible says “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.”

If I constantly tried to figure out the whys of this life, I would drive myself crazy. That doesn’t mean that I don’t question God. I often find myself praying and asking why. He doesn’t necessarily give me the answers I want or think I need, but again, I choose to trust Him. I find comfort in knowing that God works all things for the good of those who love Him – Romans 8:28.

It’s hard to think that our pain and suffering may be part of God’s plan, but His ways are so much higher than our ways. I choose to find comfort in knowing that there is a purpose to any and all trials or struggles I may go through.

I was fortunate enough to suffer no damage in the hurricane that hit our coast this week. I was fortunate to suffer with no power for only five hours, while others are still without power and have been for a couple of days. I am fortunate that all of my friends and family are safe. But why? Why was I blessed with all of these things when the death toll in Haiti is now reaching 900? Could it be so that I can appreciate how fortunate I am? Maybe so.

When you’re struggling with the things of today, always remember – the pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming – Romans 8:18.

Things can change in a heartbeat, count your blessings. Laugh often, believe always, cherish today and love more.

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