Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I have lots to be thankful for today! I have a dry house, no flooding in the street, the power did not go off, and even though the wind is still blowing and the yard is a mess from all the twigs and stuff from the oak trees, still I am safe with all God has provided for me! My yard man will come and clear off the driveway so I can get the van out of the garage for an appointment this afternoon.
I stayed home from church yesterday, which was a wise decision, since about the time I would have left after the service, it started really pouring. I just stayed indoors and watched the storm tracking on the TV. There is still a lot of coverage of the damage and flooding . Seems like the water is not receding very fast. Brian had to take the long way around to get to Bradenton this morning, because the Skyway is still closed because of high winds, but he was expecting to have to do that. We had a little bit of sunshine just a while ago, so maybe instead of sitting over us, Debby will get a move on and leave! But God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak his praises.
I will boast only in the Lord;
let all who are discouraged take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord's greatness;
let us exalt his name together.
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me,
freeing me from all my fears.
Those who look to him for help will be
radiant with joy:
no shadow of shame will darken their faces,
I cried out to the Lord in my suffering, and he heard me.
He set me free from all my fears.
For the angel of the Lord guards all who fear him.
and he rescues them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!
Let the Lord's people show him reverence,
for those who honor him will have all they need.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry.
but those who trust in the Lord will
never lack any good thing....
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,