I’m not posting any pics with this post. Â There are many pics online. You can google Nashville Flood pictures. It is amazing! Â There are many homes that are flooded, there are business owners whose houses are not flooded but their businesses are. Â There just seems to be so much devastation. Â Everyone I know here is affected by the flood in some way. Â We have churches that are flooded. Churches that would normally be helping others and yet they are having to clean up their buildings themselves. Â Of course there are also plenty of churches that are not flooded and they are doing everything they can.
Those of you who know me, know that I am not usually at a loss for words. Â :-) Â However, several times since the flood I have found myself completely void of words to encourage someone. Â There are no majic words to make things better and yet when we turn to God’s Word, He always has the words. Â The words for comfort, peace, encouragement, or what to say to a friend – they are all there.
A sweet friend from Alabama sent me a verse today that is exactly the words that I needed to encourage some friends. Â It is found in Isaiah 43:2 Â “I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you… For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel’ and your Savior.Â Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and I love you….do not fear for I am with you.”
I would ask that all of you pray for the folks all throughout middle Tennessee, specifically that they will know that God is with them. Â And for those of us who were not flooded to know where to help and how to help them know of God’s love for them.