Morning by Morning, August 28 - Our Rescue and Refuge
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Your sheep hear Your voice, so I call on Your name and listen for Your leading. ...
"Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress; He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they had quiet, and He brought them to their desired haven" (Psalm 107:28-30).
Though the hurricane has passed, the rains remain and the rivers are rising in what they're calling unprecedented, catastrophic flooding on the Texas coast. Thousands are stranded and wait for rescue. Thousands more wonder when it will ever end. While I'm thankful that we were not overwhelmed in our community as they expected, I'm moved with compassion and stirred to intercession for all who were and for all who long for this nightmare to be over.
So I join with every heart crying out to You, calling on Your name, and seeking Your help. Lord, dry up the rains, push back the clouds, clear up the skies, and send forth Your word. Bring provision and protection for all who are in need. Send out Your angels and send out Your servants to be Your hands and Your heart.
You've stilled the storm and hushed the waves, now be our Rescue and our Refuge for all who are crying out in distress. We need You now in our hour of need. And we thank You now for every way we will see You come through and bring each soul "to their desired haven." In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.