This has been a tough week for many people in Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey is a reminder that we humans are definitely NOT in control. I live in central Texas, far away from the hard-hit areas of the gulf coast (here, we only received two inches of rain from Harvey), and my friends and relatives in Houston and Beaumont are thus far doing okay, but still, Harvey is bringing a lot of devastation. My heart goes out to everyone affected, and if that’s you, please know you are in my prayers.
Living in this crazy world, with floods and famine and our own sin wreaking havoc, it’s easy to become depressed about the state of things. Every day, we wake up and go about various activities, amidst a world that is largely ignoring God. And even as believers, isn’t it all too easy to fall into worldly things, and forget to reach out to God?
Happens to me, sometimes every day! I feel like I’m getting lost in the world…but at the end of the day, I know that I need God. Not just when trouble strikes, but all the time! I need His guidance and approval, His love and mercy, and everything He is.
So, in the midst of the distractions, the troubles, and the false lure of sin and worldly things, how do we keep the faith? How do we ensure God’s living water is always nourishing our spirits, every day? Furthermore, how do we cling to God so closely, that even in a crisis our faith will stand strong?