Monday, October 29, 2012

{ oh sandy }




i'm in central jersey so we're pretty close to the hurricane sandy action.
we're right in the storm's path.

i'm a skeptic when it comes to extreme weather reports and i'm not a scaredy cat
but in these kinds of situations i often allow fear to creep in.
i find that my mind goes to the worst possible scenario
leading to a downward spiral of anxiety and nerves. 

i had a hard time sleeping last night 
waking up often to make sure that my husband was still at my side 
and checking the video monitor to check on jacob. 

this morning i got up earlier than usual 
and sat in my special spot to pray and reflect before starting the day.

the Lord spoke to me through the readings in the magnificat 

over all, his glory will be shelter and protection:
shade from the parching heat of the day,
refuge and cover from storm and rain.
Isaiah 4:6

i've been clinging on to this passage today.
i'm so grateful the Lord speaks so literally to me sometimes. 

it's getting creepy outside.
the winds are picking up and howling.
there are things flying about here and there.
we have never flooded  before but received a warning that we might.

it's "a hundred year storm" they say
and that's scary to know.

((oh yeah and my due date is thursday. hmm.))

thankfully i can hang on to the fact that the Lord is our shelter.
not only during a hurricane but during the storms of life too.
i can count on His protection and trust His perfect will.



:: this was exciting to receive ::

 





please keep us, our families, and our neighbors in your prayers.

4 comments:

Dara said...

oh man, I hope you don't need to get to the hospital during the storm! I forget if I already knew you are from central nj. I used to live there before I moved here!

Jess said...

Sending prayers & fingers crossed. (I love that verse btw.)

No(dot dot)el said...

SO totally praying for you girl. How's it going? I'm so thankful for that scripture too. Oh my goona !!

sarah e said...

lots of prayers to you and your family. it always helps me to remember that after all the emotional storms God has brought me though, in an actual, physical storm he can certainly do the same...and has before!
mark 4:39

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