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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Storms of Life

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Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Note: This past weekend devastating tornadoes ripped through Arkansas. Some friends lost their homes. One lost his life. Please remember the storm victims in your prayers.

A few years ago I wrote a post about another tornado that hit Arkansas. Its words still ring true today.

Recently there have been devastating tornadoes around the U.S.—especially in the South where Pops and I live. We have seen firsthand the power of the wind. 

And how have many of the storm victims reacted?

Journalists John Christofferson and Christopher Hawley wrote in an Associated Press article:

So on the first Sunday after the disaster, believers streamed into houses of worship to give thanks for being spared, to mourn the dead and to ponder impossible questions. Why did some survive without any explanation? Why did others die for no apparent reason?

Many people in this highly religious region saw God at work, even amid the devastation.

"God just put his big old arms around us," said Peggy Blevins, 59, of Rainsville, Ala. "I don't understand why he takes some people and leaves others. But I thank him just the same for protecting us."

Only God knows the storms that our grandchildren will face in their lives. Today, may we model a life of faith for them, even in times that we don't understand.

Proverbs 3:5 (The Message) reminds of that faith is not understanding. Instead it is trusting in an all-knowing, all-powerful God:  "Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own."

Today, I'm trusting God. He will work all for His good purposes!  No matter how things appear, God is in control (Luke 8:24-25).

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux

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