I feel numb. That’s the best way to describe it. Perhaps you feel the same, especially if you are a Floridian.
I’m sure you have heard about massive hurricane Irma heading toward Florida after bullying her way through the Caribbean. Well, I happen to live in central Florida, right in the way of her path. Let’s just say it’s been a crazy week of hurricane preparation.
Last Sunday, after church, my husband and I went by our local grocery store to pick up a few items for the week. The next day, the governor of Florida declared a state of emergency. What? Where did that come from? The following five days were a frenzy of buying water, canned goods, bread and gas for the cars. We made six trips to the store in an attempt to find water without success. (If only we had thought to buy water that Sunday afternoon). We finally found some at the beach when we went to secure a vacation home.
So, we have food, water, flashlights, batteries and a plan for when it gets really bad. We even have a plan for a makeshift “yard” in the garage for our dog to, well, you know.
I think I’m numb because I don’t know what to expect.
We are prepared as best we can be and we are waiting for what is to come.
One of my friends posted a list of Bible verses about fear and anxiety on Facebook. I took some time this morning to write out each of these verses on index cards. Meditating on these verses may be one of the best things I can do to prepare for this hurricane.
If you think about it, pray for us in Florida.
In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.