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Prepping for a Storm

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Icy conditions are on the way to Southeast Texas. At least that is what we are being told to prepare for. It’s unusual for us to get freezing temps. When the weather gets colder than normal this time of year, we have to prepare. I can’t help but have horrible flashbacks to last year’s historic storm.  Read about it here It’s Been a Crazy Week in the Great State of Texas

How do you prepare for a storm? It depends on the type of storm. For ice and snow storms, pipes and spigots need protected, plants need brought in, pets kept inside. You have to make sure there are flashlights, plenty of water, and some canned food in case the power goes out. Some people here have generators, but those are not fail proof. Last year many generators stopped working because the lines froze.

We can prepare in every possible way for a storm, and still take on damage. It’s the same in life. The storms will come, guaranteed. We can and should prepare for the storms in our lives to the best of our ability, and resources. We have no control on how long they will last or the havoc they will bring. And there are plenty of storms that we never saw coming. There was no time to prep.

How do you prepare for storms in your life? For the coming storm on the horizon and the unseen ones. Jesus is the only answer. He is the answer to everything. Jesus is the anchor in our storms. We pray. We ask others to pray. We read God’s word, the Bible. We have faith in Jesus. We cry out to Him when the waters rise and we are afraid. We trust in the One who is our anchor in the storm. He is faithful to see us through the storm.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Hebrews 6:19, CSB 

Maybe you are in the middle of a storm, and you are being bombarded with troubles. All you see are grey skies, and wave after wave keeps crashing over you. Please hold on to Jesus. He is holding on to you. I know it’s hard, and scary, and painful. You will make it. God loves you so much, and He is working all things out for good. God wastes nothing, even our storms.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28, NASB 

I am going outside in a minute to bring in our tropical potted plants, and cover our spigots. I’m going to do what I can, and then leave the rest in God’s hands. I pray you do the same today my friend. God bless and keep you.

Love you all,

Meghan

Father God,

You are awesome God. You are our provider. Please protect every person who is in the middle of life’s storms. Comfort, provide, and help them. Give them peace, and Your incredible presence. Calm them, and their storms. Answer their cries for help. Wrap Your arms around them and make a way right through the storm. We love You and praise You!

In Jesus name,

Amen

15 thoughts on “Prepping for a Storm”

  1. I actually mentioned that snowstorm 8n my second to last post and then talked about how God wastes nothing in this very last one. Great minds think alike! I’ve been thinking about the verse you mentioned about an anchor a lot too. We’ve been going through our own storm as of late–we’ve been in the depths, as I write about in my own post. Sometimes it’s hard to hear His voice in the midst of it, but I know He’s there, and I know He cares. I’m very grateful for His faithfulness and that He ultimately brings us out of those storms. God bless and protect you as you prepare for this literal storm, Meghan!

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    1. We are definitely thinking alike! I need to get caught up on your blog and other bloggers as well. I have a hard time keeping up with blogs on here. I can barely keep up with my own blog 😂
      Thank you Colleen for your wisdom and encouragement! Can’t wait to read your blog. God bless you sweet friend.

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  2. We should prepare and do what we can but the rest is in the Lord’s hands – Trust in the Lord, those verses you mentioned are so good to remember at such times. May you and your family be safe.

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  3. Heyy Megan!!
    Your post reminds me of the poem ‘Wind’ by an Indian poet Subramania Barthi. In that, he advices us to be friends with the wind (obstacles in our life) because it flourishes strong fires while extinguishing the weak ones……. 😌😀

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  4. Hope you made it well through our first night of the winter storm, Meghan. We had our prep done before I shut down last night. Lanterns in place even before dinner. Our lights flickered once before bedtime, but other than that, everything worked well and was still working well when we got up this morning. The fireplace is roaring even though the heat is going. A winter storm is one of those times we love using the fireplace.

    Having grown up in Chicago and living there except for a couple of years before 1988 when I moved to Pensacola, I’m still used to preparing for bad winter weather. Here in Houston, and in Pensacola, from where I moved nine years ago, preparing for a winter storm is so similar to getting ready for a visit from a hurricane. LOLOL

    Good analogy on the storms of life. Well done, my dear friend. Stay warm and trust our Lord for the rest of this storm. I always tell everyone, God expects us to do what we are capable of doing, after that, He does the rest. God bless you and your family.

    Proverbs 3:5 & 6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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    1. I’m glad you are warm and safe, and have power. The fireplace sounds so nice and cozy. We have maybe 2 days a year we can use a fireplace in Houston. 😂
      We are safe and warm as well. No power outages. Thank the Lord!
      Chicago must get really, really cold.

      I love that verse from Proverbs. It’s one of my favorites.

      Thanks Sharon! God bless you too sweet friend.

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