The Voice of the Lord is Over the Floodwaters of Harvey

by Betsy Roy

The effects of Hurricane Harvey are devastating and catastrophic. While those in the midst of it are suffering, many outside the areas affected want to help but may feel helpless. What to do? As believers in Jesus, we must first go to prayer and then to action. May we each hear the voice of the Lord speaking and leading us. The Bible teaches us to “love our neighbor” by helping him, not just in words but in action. You may be in some deep waters in life. Read on!

 Please consider GIVING to a christian relief fund serving the area like Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Blessing, Convoy of Hope or a church in the area. All of us can give something – whether small or large.  If the Lord leads you to do more, like volunteer in the affected areas, either now or in the months to come, then contact an organization involved in relief efforts and make a plan to do that.

Now let’s pray together: Our Father God we come to your throne of grace on behalf of those suffering as a result of Hurricane Harvey. We ask you to bring help and comfort. May the Body of Christ, the Church rise up to be your arms and feet in bringing hope, love, compassion and care to hurting souls. Lord, as I sit in my safe home I cannot imagine the level of devastation but my heart reaches out with tears. Father, you tell us that you are a safe refuge and that your everlasting arms are always underneath. Father, I pray that the people of Texas and Louisiana will run into your arms and know that safe refuge. May hearts be turned to you today in Jesus name.

Please lighten the burdens O God. Help all the workers and those organizing relief to streamline their efforts and know what to do, where to go, and what to bring. Give great wisdom and great strength, emotionally and physically.

We turn to your Word O God for encouragement and hope. Your Word says that “the voice of the Lord is over the waters.” Father may your voice be heard in the midst of this devastation. Your voice gives direction, brings encouragement, gives hope and spreads love. Open ears to hear you, turn to you, trust you.

Despite this terrible devastation we declare what the Scriptures say “The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever. May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace! ” Amen.

YOU may not be in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, but you may be in some very deep waters yourself – maybe physically, emotionally, mentally, financially or spiritually.  Know that these prayers are for you also! This Word is for YOU!. God’s Voice is over your waters too and HE will lead and direct you. We are praying for you also!

I encourage you to continue to pray daily for others and yourself.. The people affected by Hurricane Harvey are experiencing a major life trauma that will not go away tomorrow. We must continue to pray and act, and not forget them. Let us continue to hold up weary arms and hearts. Thank you for praying, giving and caring. You are remembered too before God’s throne of grace.

At Women of the Word we are committed to continuing in prayer for this situation, for our nation, our leaders and the Body of Christ. Please join us!

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Betsy Roy

Director and President of Women of the Word. Professional Background - Registered Nurse Married to Jim for over 30 years. 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren.