My heart is so heavy today.
I haven’t written anything real or substantial since Hurricane Katrina. I have been too busy to sit down and write what I was feeling without sounding flip or mellow dramatic and frankly I have been numb. But as Sulimb and Onegonecrazy pointed out God can’t use you when your numb.
My heart breaks for those who have lost so much, their possessions, their homes, their families. It breaks for those that have had their future tossed to the wind and now have to depend on the kindness of strangers around the world to survive. I am so broken about the young national guardsmen and policemen who have lost their lives at the hands of madmen while trying to help these people . For their families. May God be with them all.
And I am shocked by some of the things I have heard, and read. I am shocked by some of the things people have said and done in this country and here to stir up people. I am so sad that this disaster has brought out some of the ugly in America.
But there is no point in giving them press, they have received enough already. There are many more people in this country who have quietly gone about giving aid. They have opened their homes to these people who in this time of trouble are their fellow American’s and not strangers. They have donated blood, money, food, clothes……. so much. They are the ones that deserve the press. But that is not the way this world works. Tragedy sells. Slander sells. Corruption sells.
My heart is so heavy. I wish I could do more, but I will do what I can. I will pray for the people, for the leaders, for our country, for our souls.
I pray right now that you would send your angels to war for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Help them to find peace and comfort. Hold close the families who have lost loved ones. And God be with our leaders as they make decisions about how to administer aid to them. Touch the minds and heart of them God and help them to make the hard choices. Touch our hearts oh God and give us strength, courage, and compassion to help those in need. And Father, above all, give us peace.