Painful Blessings

For the people in the drought stricken mid-states the rain from Hurricane Isaac is a huge blessing,  but my heart breaks for the people of Louisiana and Mississippi who are suffering due to the winds and floods brought by the storm. Hundreds have lost their homes, thousands are sitting in makeshift shelters, and still others are waiting to be lifted/bussed out of places where the waters are still rising.  As if all that were not enough to contend with, Gulfport Mississippi has also suffered damage and loss from tornadoes that spawned because of the storm.  This destruction won’t be cleaned-up anytime soon so please let’s remember these poor people in our prayers not just today but for the many difficult months ahead. 

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  1. ivonprefontaine
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 09:03:09

    Elizabeth, a great reminder of the losses to date and likely more to happen. I thought of the impact on Haiti on the weekend. This is a place where the people are already suffering in so many ways and are easily forgotten in the busyness of the media focus on other things.

    Take care,



  2. elizabeth
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 09:31:23

    You’re so right Ivon, thanks for reminding us. Haiti’s poor people were slammed by Isaac and are hurting so much. We do need to always keep them in our prayers.

    My friend Carolyn’s family ministers in Port-au-prince and we were very concerned for their safety. Thankfully they all got through it fine.

    Anyone interested to read an up-close and personal account of what is going on in Haiti can click on the link over there in the blogroll———-> Livesay Family Serving in Haiti

    Or here:


  3. Carol Ann Hoel
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:48:47

    Yes, I am remembering them in prayer. I can’t imagine having to live through such a disaster as that. Many will call on the Lord for help for the first time in their lives, and He will hear and He will help. Life is harsh, but God is good. We are His hands and feet in this world. The Lord’s churches will reach out. Blessings to you, Elizabeth.


  4. Deanna Schrayer
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 14:50:19

    A great reminder Elizabeth. As Ivon said, it’s so easy to get caught up in our own little lives and forget about the many who are out there suffering, not just when big disasters like Isaac strikes, but every day. We all must pray, each and every day, for those in need.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all!


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