by Rachelle

If you have been directly affected by the recent storms or are looking for ways to help, here is our Houston Disaster Relief page.

I took this pic in Humble a few years ago.
I feel it symbolizes our struggle to keep our eyes on Him!

We already had stuff on our plate…and NOW the weather?!

Standing water means mosquitos.

What’s that about black mold again?

The power is out which means I can sweat while trying to figure out dinner with no stove.

Look, I don’t want this to stress you out more, I just want you to know I see you! And if I see you, how much more does God see you?!

I know I constantly need to be reminded of what the Apostle Peter tells us in scripture:

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

1 Peter 5:7 NLT

It helps to think about things that are of “good report” like in Philippians 4:8. So instead of counting things yet to be done, I’ll count my blessings and keep my eyes and thoughts on Jesus.

While we work on keeping our thoughts occupied with Jesus, our kids are a great reminder of why keeping our thoughts focused on Him is necessary! I read that keeping kids busy will help them in the middle of all this mess.  They feed off our anxieties and the fears, and questions they may have can fuel our troubles as well!  If their minds are kept preoccupied, just like ours should be with Jesus, their little hearts will be more at peace.

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Isaiah 26:3 NLT

If you’d like to read more about how to help our children cope with disaster, this is a great resource from FEMA.

And if you want to grow in how you deal with anxiety in a Biblical way, this World’s Biggest Small Group study is so helpful (and it’s free!)

Lastly, can I remind you that you aren’t alone? We were all made to live in community, so if there’s any way that we can be praying for you or those around you please don’t hesitate to leave a prayer request on the KSBJ Prayer Wall.