it is, as they say, “tornado season”, again.
for those who’ve lost a loved one today, know that i,for one, am praying hard hard hard for you
and i’m not the only one.
in the chance that someone is reading this
who’s had your life blown up
either by a literal tornado or
something like it:
divorce, foreclosure, job loss
today-i weep with you.
i am one who’s been there. been in those shoes.
when i went to clean the wreckage of what used to be my home-my parents home
it was 1999 and i was a brand new orphan.
i was a single mom, too.
i was scared. terrified.
lost in the debris.
friend, church people where everywhere helping and i didn’t even know why, because i didn’t really know god.
not well, anyway..
today you may shake your fist at the sky and ask
“why them, god? why me, god why now?”
and in honesty,
you may not ever ever know. not here anyway.
but i know in my bones a couple of things are true.
god’s big enough for your questions and we wants you to ask.
god is good all the time-even when i doesn’t look like it to us.
god will always use every single last thing for the good!
i can promise this because he promises this.
and so in your weeping today, friend
i bring a challenge:
i dare you to praise him.
i dare you to lift your hand and voice and speak of his loving kindness.
“you have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. you have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,