Today, I went over to my house to pick up a few things that I keep forgetting that I need. Isn’t that something?!?!
On Tuesday, February 16th – my house was one of the houses in Humble, TX that flooded. It didn’t flood in just one room, it was our entire house. It was an interesting moment because the ice storm had taken our lights and water – we stayed at home that night with the gas fireplace on. When the electricity came back on in the house I grew up in, we headed over there to have heat and warm up! Just about 3 hours later, when we went back home … because the electricity was on … we opened the door and water just poured out from the door. Just about 3 inches deep.
I think that I was convinced that only the floors were damaged, until we found the ceiling area from which the water was pouring. Insurance adjuster walked in three days later and let us know that it was the entire house. Exterior walls would be removed for about 2 feet from the ground. All floors had to be taken out, except the tile (kitchen and bathrooms). Water mitigation would have to be first — drying the space and sanitizing it to protect from mold and mildew – before any restoration could happen.
Here’s the truth – we have had no reason to be distressed, not even for one minute. The Home Owners Insurance that our mortgage company chose for us is awesome and we do have the family home, that I grew up in, to live in while all of the restoration, repairs and replacements are done.
So … the virus is alive; hate in the USA is alive; division in the Body of Christ is alive … these are true. But more that all of this … The Power of The Lord is Alive! The Faithfulness of The Lord is Alive: The Provision of The Lord is Alive! The Peace of The Lord is Alive! The Joy of the Lord is Alive!! Because of Him …. it all just feels like a small bump in the road.
I was thinking about David … God’s chosen one. He surely did not did not do everything perfectly – but he submitted Himself to God’s call on his life and in the midst of great difficulty – he just kept praising God, knowing that God had his back. And so do I.
- The house has flooded and I can’t go home … but He is my God and my life – my time — yes I am in His hands!
- The insurance company has to ensure we have what is needed, and we’ve gotta wait! … but He is the one I trust — yes, my life is in His hands!
- I wanted to push all of the people to get this done in a hurry … but He tells me to stop fighting and remember that He is my God!
I trust Him y’all! I really do trust ONLY Him! What I need, He will provide. What I need to do, He will give me the wisdom and strength to do it. What I need to be, He will break me – melt me – mold me – fill me! There’s just no way at all that I cannot step right on over any bump in the road. And, let me just encourage you … for His truth is for all of His children.
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Jan, you are right on! Total commitment to our Lord, assurance that he is in charge, that is what keeps us going forward with joy in the midst of chaos. Thanks for the great reminders — and the news about what happened to your house! I’ve been wondering. May the repairs make it even better!
Let the Church say AMEN! Hallelujah!!! – Your Sister, JOY
Love you, sis!
Thank you for the reminder that no matter what happens, He IS Alive, and has our backs. How I respond in difficult situations is going to be what either draws others to Christ, or turns them away. I want it to be the former.
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Praising the Lord that you have a place to be while the house is restored. God is so good. I know He has you! Love you guys so very much!
Much love to the Thomas crew!
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