And just like that, it’s October! The final quarter of 2022.
We have dealt with new variants and record breaking, well, almost everything this year has been record breaking! We have had shortages, prices that have increased tremendously and all the things that politics bring in a tough year.
This past week, in Florida, Hurricane Ian hit Florida. Here in my part of central Florida, we were beyond blessed to have had very little damage. Unfortunately, beginning in as little as 40-50 miles away there was substantial flooding and damage and southwest Florida was catastrophic. My heart breaks for all those whose lives will never be the same after this storm.
The one thing that I felt, more this time than ever, is total peace. Throughout it all, there was never a doubt that we were in God’s hands. My heartfelt prayers go out to the storm victims. My prayers also go out to all of those who are going through internal storms. We never truly know what others are going through so just be kind.
I ran across the little blurb on Advent Health’s site and though it was appropriate for this week. I didn’t print all 10 of the scriptures they used but picked out 3 really good ones!
Trust God, no matter what and
worked hard to think through your family’s every need in the event of an emergency. You’ve likely thought through how you’ll sleep and what you’ll eat. You’ve organized your emergency kit and first aid supplies, and know how to safeguard your home. You know how to protect the “physical.”
“But the truth is that a dangerous storm can take just as great a toll on the spirit. Armed with these verses, you can help your family find comfort — even when the wind is whipping, the house is dark and you just aren’t sure what’s happening outside your home’s walls. They can help you remember that God is in control and wants you to seek refuge in Him. After all, there’s no weather too rough for the One who created it”. Advent Health
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
— Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
— John 14:27 (NIV)
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
— Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)