Hurricane Ian is heading towards Florida and is shaping up to be quite the devastating storm. My Bible study partner seemed rather cavalier about it and said, “that is what insurance is for”. I responded that I’m praying for those people affected and to be sure people who are alive at this very moment will likely die in this storm in the next few days. What good is insurance to a dead person?
I spent all day yesterday on a tractor harrowing up food plots and preparing them to plant. We are in a mini-drought, and I thought that just maybe we might get a little rain from the storm so I can plant with some confidence that my crops will come up. I’ve been really preoccupied with getting this done and have accomplished a lot in a short time. One thing I’ve enjoyed is all the time alone with my thoughts. It has given me much time to pray especially for those who are facing the destruction of their homes and possible loss of life in the next few days.
Today I want to spend time just thanking God for all He has done in my life. I will have plenty of time to do so and I’m ready to get started because the sun will be up shortly. As you ponder your life and where you are, think of the blessings of God. This morning I had my head on the pillow in a certain way and could literally hear my heart beating. It seemed surrealistic as I heard the blood squishing as it was being pumped through that steadily beating muscle. I thought how mind-boggling it was to realize how wonderfully and fearfully we were designed. Our very hearts are in God’s capable hands, and it is He that upholds us. One day that old heart will beat its last and then GLORY!
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.