Published on October 20th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Dr. Jed N. Snyder
There is no indication that the great rains here in South Carolina were a stroke of judgement from God, but these terrible rains should allow us to reflect on our own smallness, our own weakness and inability to deal with even “natural disasters.” If we can’t prevent these disasters nor those that are of a more emotional and spiritual nature, we will inevitably have to rebuild.
These verses speak of the need to walk in the ways of the Lord. As we walk in His ways, we will find that He will never desert us. Indeed not only will He not depart from us, He will in very beneficial ways provide for our needs.
Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! I would soon subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes. Those who hate the LORD would cringe toward him, and their fate would last forever. But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Psalm 81:13-16
So many homes, cars, roads and bridges (in addition to the many lives that were hurt) were damaged or destroyed that it will be weeks, months or perhaps years until the midlands of South Carolina will be back to the new normal. In somewhat similar fashion, lives that have been broken need time to be rebuilt. Did your break include the death of a family member? Did your break include a divorce? Did your break include the loss of a job and income needed for your family? Many other aspects of our lives can be damaged or destroyed. Maybe you feel that you are “under water.”
“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near…” Isaiah 55:6
Happy allowing the Lord to help you rebuild.