Monday, May 20, 2013
Keep Calm and Okie On
So the title isn't original, I stole it. It's also my Facebook profile picture because it's appropriate today. Today, as I'm sure you have heard, was a terrible day for the state of Oklahoma. Not only were there tornadoes in the state again today, but they struck a couple elementary schools while school was in. This is even more horrifying to most of us because so many young people lost their lives. Princess asked me today why God would let there be tornadoes and let them hurt people. I don't really have an answer for this. I told her God has a plan. We don't know God's plan and he doesn't owe us any explanation. We just have to keep the faith and show His love to our neighbors.
Verses that I hope will be helpful:
Psalm 34:18 - The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you;
Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 11:28 - 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest'
John 16:33 - 'I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.'
I hope you find peace and trust in God even in times like these. Pray for all those effected and show love to your neighbors. If you want to help in the relief efforts pray first then check with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army or some other reputable organizations. There will be scammers, so please be careful.