Standing On A Promise

Genesis 9:13 gives us a promise. The clouds will part and the sun will shine again. Things will be made right. It might take some time and there will be rebuilding process but recovery will happen.

In the spring of 2016 I thought that I would never see a flood on my mountain. Then one day the clouds gathered and dumped massive amounts of rain. The water ran off the hills and swept through my neighborhood. By the grace of God my property was relatively untouched. But just a little further downstream my neighbors were looking a disaster of epic proportions. I really expected to see the tiny community of Alta become a ghost town. There were piles of debris as tall as some of houses. But the people are strong and two years later there are only traces of the flood. The news called it a one thousand year event.

I’m telling you this story tonight because I have so many friends and family who are facing the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. I know that there will be heartbreak and dark days ahead. I know that the amount of effort to rebuild is daunting. But I believe in you and I believe in the promises of God. I hope that tonight’s feature image brings you hope and encouragement. I also have just learned about Typhoon Mangkhut which is twice the size of Florence and headed for the Philippines. I want to encourage you too! We’re praying for you as well.

With love and prayers,

Lloyd A Dempsey II

9 thoughts on “Standing On A Promise

  1. we all are praying for everyone. we are together. Same like this Kerela has faced a massive flood. I have a dream to visit it once. It was a paradise… Iโ€™m looking forward to making it again a paradise. It is always high on literacy, sex ratio, beautiful, bounded by western ghats and the Indian Oceanโ€ฆ

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  2. This is beautiful! Everythime I see a rainbow I remember God’s promise he made to Noah. We still have disasters but never like that day and he will be our strength in these difficult times. It amazes that even though Noah is not alive to see it, God still brings out the rainbow as reminder that we are not alone and he remembers his covenant. Blessings and prayers to all affected by these storms๐Ÿ’•

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