cleaning-floodI spent some time today in an area of Atlanta that was hit hard by the flood. You could see the mud line on the trees and houses. I saw houses that had been gutted of carpet, sheetrock, furniture, appliances, and who knows what else. On some houses the sheetrock had been cut above the flood line to dry out. Most of the flood victims thought they were okay from floods. Unfortunately, many of them did not have any flood insurance and now face repairs that will cost them thousands of dollars. In just a few hours a lot of people’s lives were changed.

You never know when disaster is going to strike. When it does, how do you think you would handle it? Would you doubt God’s care for you? Could you sing a song of thanksgiving and praise? Would you have a calm assurance that God is walking with you, cares for you, and will provide everything you need?

When disaster knocks at your door, remember that “God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28, NLT). Keep that in mind.