Disasters And Trauma

 

Some of us may have experienced life in the aftermath of a natural disaster.  Others may have experienced difficult situations which although may not be as drastic as any natural disaster, they still have faced despair and the sense of helplessness.

In situations like these, we often wonder why God permits such crises to happen in our lives.

We sometimes even question God’s purpose for placing us in such desperate situations.  We despair because we cannot see any hope ahead of us.  Everything normal to us is gone or shattered.

In traumas that are so painful as these, our hope and dependence should only be in God, for when our earthly tents, “our house and our possessions” are torn down, we know we each have a house from God, one that is not made with hands, but is eternal in the heavens,  (2 Corinthians 5:1).

“For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked,” and “while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.

Our future, no matter how smooth or difficult, must be walked out according to faith and not sight.

If we are in need, we should pray and not lose heart, and ask God to bring needed provision.

If we have abundant resources, we should not hesitate to give to those who are desperate, afraid and in need.  As believers of the Lord, therefore, let us be willing to share and give of our property and possessions to help the needy.

Here’s what you say to those wealthy in regard to this age: “Don’t become high and mighty or place all your hope on a gamble for riches; instead, fix your hope on God, the One who richly provides everything for our enjoyment.”  Tell them to use their wealth for good things; be rich in good works! If they are willing, give generously and share everything,”  1 Timothy 6:17-19.

 

~ Mary Lindow ©

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Mary Lindow imageMary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.

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