"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."
~ Isaiah 42: 16
We have spent the last two days at home preparing for and watching as Hurricane Harvey made it's way towards the Texas Gulf Coast.
As storm watches and warnings pass, and story after story of destruction seem to be all that's on the news, I am reminded that when situations that seem to be insurmountable arise, I try to remember that even those circumstances are built on foundations that can crumble.
I'd like to think that God always has a plan, but the reality of things, especially like today, makes me realize that at times we must look at Plan B.
That's how we learn. It's how we grow, while also reinforces such things as trustworthiness, hope, and outlooks on the situation.
The overwhelming urge to surrender can consume the moment. Even Christ cried out his concern of being "forsaken," but there was a plan.
Even as the sun arose this morning, and things looked bleak for many, God had a plan.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, help me to remember to pray, especially when I am consumed by the events of the moment. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.