5 Reasons to Live Like a Hurricane is Coming…

Because there is.

You, me – ready or not – will face storms. Some come with 100+mph winds with days ahead warnings. Others blindside us – knocking the roof off our fears and exposing them.

This past week, those of us in the path of Irma, emptied grocery shelves, sat in gas lines, and checked on neighbors. Storms do that – spur us into action. But there’s only so much we can do. The real test of any storm is trust. Is my trust in my preparations or in the God who speaks to the winds and rains?

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” (Psalm 107:28-29 NIV)

The best preparation is a heart that knows God. Trust that if the storm passes, praise goes to Him. And if it hits, trust that He’s right there in the midst.

Long before the storms of life hit, this is one check list to make sure of:

  • Know Jesus as Savior
  • Spend time getting to know God
  • Live life to please Him
  • Know with confidence that in the worst storm, He loves us and will never leave us
  • Speak faith to fears even in the howling wind

A list like this is a life long pursuit, never perfected. But, amazingly, each baby step leads to the next one.

“For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with victory.” (Psalm 149:4 NIV)

All other preparation, all other sources of help are empty if THE Source isn’t our confidence. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Real storm prep starts in our hearts.

12 Comments on “5 Reasons to Live Like a Hurricane is Coming…

    • Thank you my friend. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your daughter and these precious few years. Blessings as you walk in faith telling fear it has no home in your heart…

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  1. Lovely words and beautiful verses you encouraged me with today. My favorite is Psalm 107:29 …”He brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper.” A whisper – what more can be said. Blessings!

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  2. Amen Paris Renae! I live in Central Florida and your checklist is right on target! Before the storm hits, be grounded in His word, trust and have faith!

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    • Robin, hope your power is back on – ours came on last night and it was a happy dance moment. Blessings as you continue to live prepared by trusting the One who speaks to the storms…

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  3. “All other preparation, all other sources of help are empty if THE Source isn’t our confidence.” — Wow. Powerful words, friend. Praise God our confidence isn’t in the knowing, but in the fact that He knows. What a comfort. — So glad y’all made it through the storm well. ((xoxo))

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  4. Interesting and right on! I lived in Portland, TX for the past 30 years. We JUST moved away from the coast 3 months ago so know the “preparations” that go with a storm. We are grateful that God moved us in this timely manner as we have been thinking about it for two years as we are aging. Never could we have held His peace through the storm without knowing the One Who holds us near. Thank you.

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    • Never ceases to amaze me to see God’s hands in our lives. So glad you are safe and not having to deal with the aftermath. It is so true, as we age, it’s just harder. Blessings as you rest in His care no matter the storm.

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