Provision

Following Katrina, on the storm ravaged coast of Mississippi, Rev. Jones a retired United Methodist pastor, told this story:

His daughter had been begging him to drive to Atlanta and stay with her in the storm's aftermath. There was only one problem: he didn't have any money. He had money in the bank, but it wasn't open. They were penniless. He couldn't get to Atlanta. He had no place to go. 

When the hurricane came, he and his wife left their home and went to a shelter. After the storm had passed, they were allowed back into the city to grab a few belongings. When they entered the house, the water was still knee high, but Rev. Jones was determined to see what he could salvage.

As he went into his flooded house, he saw several framed family photos floating in the water. He really didn't see anything else to save, so he grabbed the pictures and left. Back at the shelter, he took the photos out of their frames so they could dry out. When he removed his father's picture, money fell out of the frame. He couldn't believe his find as he counted $366.

Even more astounding was the fact that his father had died in 1942. Rev. Jones was only 12 years old at the time. He had no idea that the money was in the frame. He doesn’t know how it got there or when it was put there, but it was enough to pay for him and his wife to make their way to Atlanta.

God sees you in the storm:

He knows your feelings and anxieties.

He loves you.

He cares for you.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

Psalm 111:4-6

Prayer Guide

Today as you pray…

Give praise that you serve a Lord that knows you by name, knows your circumstances, and loves you deeply.

Trust that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

Cast all of your anxiety, worry, and hurts on the Lord because He truly cares for you.