Hurricane Matthew has been on the rampage across the Caribbean Islands for the past few days, wreaking havoc on island nations. It is predicted to move across Cuba, then head north up the east coast of the southern US. In the Pacific, Typhoon Chaba battered South Korea’s coast, and is now headed to Japan.
God does not promise that our lives will be free of storms, but He does promise to be with us in the storms of life: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)
Please pray for God’s peace and presence to be with the people who are suffering through these storms. “‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10