Author: Sarah Rexford
The faithfulness of God is often talked about.
We encourage each other with the truth of it.
We speak into each other’s lives, always pointing back to His faithfulness.
But in the middle of ultimate disasters like
It’s hard to see the faithfulness that seems to be so disguised as just another horrible natural disaster.
But in it all, God is faithful.
Think of Joseph sitting in a prison cell because he made a godly decision. He probably did not see God’s faithfulness as blatantly as we do with 20/20 vision looking back.
Think of Paul, sitting blinded, waiting and hoping he would be able to see again. Little did he know he would not just have his physical sight restored, but God would use him in world-changing ways.
Again, think of Paul on a shipwrecked boat — in the middle of a natural disaster himself.
But God used it.
This is not to say the hurricanes or fires are natural manifestations of God’s faithfulness. They are terrible, life-changing in awful ways, and have brought death to so many.
We do not easily look at the news, social media, or photos capturing the terror and think that is God’s faithfulness.
But in it all God is faithful.
In the storm.
In the drought.
In the sunny days.
In it all.
And while in the moment we do not have 20/20 vision, God does. Some day we may be able to look back on these hurricanes and say “Yes, that was God’s faithfulness. He worked in it and look what He did.”
Now, in the moment, we have to take the difficult step of trusting that He is indeed, faithful… even in the disguise.
In these steps of trust we can work to bring aid to those who need it.
Sending hygiene kits,
and most definitely…
prayers of support.