You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them. Psalm 89:9
This past month has been a whirlwind of events leading up to Noah and Laurlyn’s wedding ceremony. We drove 16 hours to Odessa, stayed for three days, and drove back. We had a wonderful time getting to know Laurlyn’s family. Then West Texas came to Alabama, and we had more fun times getting to know the Wash family. The wedding was beautiful, and fun, and Christ-centered. Then off they went on their honeymoon, and to live 600 miles from this mom.
I’ve been praying all day about Hurricane Irma that’s trying to come ashore in Florida. Why; you ask? My baby boy and his new bride are there, at Disney, and their new apartment is in downtown Orlando.
As I was praying earlier, a phrase came to me, “cool your jets”. I don’t know if The Lord was telling me to settle down, or if he was speaking to Irma. I’m claiming that He’s telling Irma to calm down. He could very well be talking to me; I thought the worst thing in the world was for my son to move to Orlando. I knew he would never live here, where he grew up, but I just didn’t imagine it would be so far away. God could be telling me, “There are worse things.” (I still like to think He’s talking to Irma.)
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39
My prayer is that He will dissolve Hurricane Irma before she gets to any land masses, but especially the state of Florida. And even if He doesn’t, it is well. Please join me in prayer for the people of the city of Houston, and for the people in the path of Irma. I serve a mighty God, and I believe He can do what He’s done before. And I know He does things on purpose. And I know He loves His people. And I know He takes care of them.
He WILL take care of my kids. They are His people.
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.