Hey guys. Sorry for not posting in awhile. September slipped away from me, and now October is halfway through! Many of you might have heard about Hurricane Matthew. We are all good, but I have a story to share.
So the winds were blowing, and tons and tons of rain falling. And one of our pine trees decided to lean. So I told my mother about it and we started praying that it would stay up and not hit the house. Well the tree still leaned even more, but this time towards our neighbors house. So we prayed some more that it wouldn’t hit our neighbor’s house.
Well we had faith, especially momma, but the tree still came down. It didn’t damage anything, thank the Lord. Momma thought about it later and she asked her sister “I had faith.I knew God could hold it up. But why did it still fall?”
Romans 8:28 says that ‘All things work together for good. To them that love God to them who all the called according to his purpose.’
#1 The Lord used my mother to witness to our neighbors. She told them how she prayed that it wouldn’t hit there house, and it didn’t.
#2 God increased my faith during this. I am what people call a “worry-wart”. I don’t mean to be but it just happens. I freak out and worry to much. So, even though the tree still fell God increased my faith because I had doubts about God holding it up. It didn’t seem possible. But nothing is impossible with God. I need to trust him.
#3 He worked through my dad. Momma called my dad and told him about the tree falling. (He was at work) And she told him how she had faith that God could hold it, but he didn’t hold it up. But dad told her this:
He did hold it up. It didn’t come crashing down. It didn’t hit our house, or our neighbors. It didn’t break the fence.
What is really cool is if you look at the tree it’s leaning on a power line and on another tree. The tree that is holding it up has two branches that look like arms outreached, holding it up.
Even though we had a tree down God was still with us. Some were left homeless,flooded, trapped in their homes because roads collapsed all around. One collapsed near our house, we call it “the canyon”. But thank the Lord we have another road on which to travel. And all we had was a tree down. That’s a blessing.
God works in mighty ways. And I thank the Lord for that.
Romans 8:28 ALL THINGS work together FOR GOOD to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.