Yesterday, I was surprised as I opened the map on the internet.
Our area is dealing with poor air quality due to the smoke, but I wasn’t prepared for the West Coast to be on fire.
And the fires didn’t improve as the day went on, they grew worse.
Thankfully the air purifier is working well and we still have power.
The kids spent a good portion of their day with me in the bedroom where my air purifier is.
My husband had to work late.
When he arrived home, he informed me that there’s ash in the garage where it has blown in under the door.
The smoke is better today and I was hoping to get to leave the bedroom, but upon inspection, my husband thought it best I stay in our room again today.
Of course, when something like this happens you want to know what the latest information is.
Especially when I received texts all day as to the fires down south near our friends and family.
I wanted to know what the evacuations were for today, so I got on the internet.
To see all the fires burning from California, Oregon, and Washington is sad.
As I was reading the evacuation notices, my heart had to ask:
“Where will everyone go?”
Revelation 1:8 KJV — I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
God is where we should go.
Yes, there are people who need to change locations, but where will anyone find peace in the midst of disaster is only in Christ Jesus.
Just because things look bad doesn’t mean God is less able than before.
Our perspective is so limited, there is no way for us to truly see all that God is doing during this.
I will say of the Lord , “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
Psalms 91:2 NKJV
My heart looks to Jesus.
I don’t know what is best, nor how this will all end up, but that is all the more reason to look to the Lord.
God is not surprised by any of this.
I’m positive He is working through it all.
Through the Lord ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV
And so, I’m praying.
Because God is still in control, no matter the circumstances.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your promises. Please continue to guide and direct us. Please be with our fire workers and emergency staff. Please help people to have compassion, understanding, and wisdom in this time. Lord, show Yourself, reveal Your truth to the people, both in our State and in our Nation. Lord Jesus, thank You for Your loving kindness. Thank You for Your protection and a refuge in times of trouble. May our hearts realize that as long as our souls are safe in You, there is nothing to fear. Thank You. Amen.