Hurricane Harvey has hit Houston and it's surrounding towns with floods, devastation, and loss beyond measure. Lives have been lost, and hero's have been hurt. My heart is hurting and I cannot tell you how frustrated I am that I am in a part of town that has no access into the need. I have done my part: reaching out to my friends and family, praying fervently, and sharing resources where I can. I have been battling with myself since Friday because I have felt like I can't help anyone, but I know that isn't true. So I decided to use my platform to do my part.
There are thousands of families that have been evacuated, lost their homes, and feel like they lost this battle. They have nowhere to go, they're unsure if they still have their jobs, they're starving, and they're torn. Our nation is torn. Our nation is crying. Our nation is hurting. Our nation is divided. We have been battling for rights, respect, and equality. But we can prove that we are stronger than what we are facing with unity. This is not a time to pay attention to one's financial status, citizenship, sexual orientation, religion, race, gender, or political party. This storm has been no respecter of persons, and it has hit anyone and everyone, everywhere. If we allow events to hit us, then why can't we, together as one united nation, hit back with everything? My pastor put it best: The storm doesn't define you. How you respond does! You can't have a testimony without a test. No victory without the battle. We will overcome! We will rebuild! Our latter will be greater!
With that in our hearts and mind, I have listed several ways that YOU can help:
-Pray: I don't care if you've never prayed a day in your life. Prayer is so POWERFUL and effective! It works!
-Donate: There are several organizations you can donate even a dollar to!
I encourage you to do your part, even if that means sharing this post. If one part of our nation gets hurt, then we are all hurt. We can heal together!
"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal." (Isaiah 26:3-4)