Friday, February 3, 2012

Again and again and again...

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding~ Proverbs 3:5

Our town has flooded. We experienced terrible flooding in March 2010, and again in April 2011. Now, February 2012 will go down in local history as a time when the waters rose higher than ever before. It just keeps happening. Again and again and again.

You start to wonder, what is God doing? Is he taking a holiday, and one of the angels is up there going "Uh-oh...'? Maybe he's punishing us? Or does he just have a permanent blind spot where we are concerned?

The devastation is just tremendous. So many people, who have just been through so much. You wonder how it is possible to come back from this. Again and again and again. Surely people have had more than they can bear?

It's times like these, when you can't reason. Can't explain. Have no hope of understanding.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.~Psalm 118:1

I know it's easy for me to say this, especially when I'm sitting pretty in my nice dry house, surrounded by my family. I'm not sure how easy it would be to say this if it was my house flooded.  But I have to believe that My God is greater than circumstances, more important than stuff, and more powerful than anything the world can throw my way.

And I just have to trust Him, and Love Him. Again and again and again.


  1. Robyn, I'm so glad to hear that you and your house are OK. My heart goes out to those people affected by those horrible flood water. Our house flooded once and the experience was dreadful.

  2. I'm so glad you and your stuff is ok but I'm sure it's terrible seeing your town flooded. I feel so sorry for those who've lost everything. Who knows what God is up to? Only God knows the things he has planned and the affect of mankind on the environment but I believe good will come from this, someway, somehow, some time.

  3. Thinking of you all during this time. So glad that you & your family & house are okay. I understand the mix of emotions - guilt, relief etc when there is flooding and devastation all around. It happened to us in Brisbane last year, and it leaves you feeling helpless. My heart aches for all those affected by the floods, because, as you said, it keeps happening again and again and again. I can only imagine the despair that people must be feeling. We will probably never know the reasons why it keeps happening - but our hope is in the eternal, not the temporary, and God uses things for His glory. Always. Thinking of you.

  4. fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely. They say the Lord works in mysterious ways.

  5. I have been thinking/praying for you a lot these past days. Hoping the water moves on and that things can be restored. Again. Great message of hope, good on you.


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