Monday, October 10, 2016

His Strength Is Perfect

Our hurricane shutters - giving G-d the glory for keeping us safe.

We've just gone through Hurricane Matthew, and many are picking up the pieces after this devastating storm.  We were very blessed to have only minor wind damage  and the loss of a few fence boards. We never lost electricity - Praise the L-rd. 

The photo at the beginning of this post is the board I used on my window when I went through three hurricanes back to back -- Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne.  Back then, and this week, I prayed for His protection and meditated on Psalm 91.  I just had to praise the L-rd then, and I'm praising Him now, too.

Golden Pond is underneath all of those wind-damaged elephant ears.
It could have been so much worse.  All around our neighborhood we've seen downed trees, roof damage, and water damage, and many have lost power.  Many are working night and day to fix their homes and yards because of wind and rain damage.

My youngest daughter and son-in-love lost power, had roof and water damage and are removing carpets as I write this post.  We have our grandson with us while they work.  Pray for them, please.  They are exhausted.  And please pray for our community and the many others along the East Coast that have suffered damage from Hurricane Matthew.

Have you ever been so weary that you couldn't take another step?  Maybe you feel that way right now.  Take heart, dear one.  You will get through, and He will give you His strength to press on.  All you have to do is ask Him.  Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.

If you're bone-tired and spirit weary, I hope this song will minister to you, as it has me, many, many times. His Strength Is Perfect by Michael W. Smith 

The song was introduced to me about five years ago.  My oldest daughter was in the hospital emergency room in critical condition.  I hadn't slept in almost twenty-four hours. While her husband arranged for her admittance,  I sat with my head back against the wall, wondering how I'd be able to hold my head up one minute longer.  All I could pray was, "G-d, help me hold on."

A security guard walked into the room and sat a radio on the small desk near my chair.  He turned it on and walked away.  This is the song I heard, and it was as if my Heavenly Father wrapped His arms around me.  As I listened to the words, I felt His strength flow into my tired body and exhausted spirit.  I was renewed, and able to continue for several more hours until my daughter was admitted.

I learned a valuable lesson through that hard experience.  I learned about His enabling strength.  It is great, and it's available when we ask Him.  I'm so thankful He taught me this.  As with every hard thing I've gone through in life, I know something about HIM that no one can ever take away from me. 

Please let me know if you need prayer right now for anything.  I'll be blessed to pray for you, Gail-Friends.

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