Psalm 46: A Very Present Help in Trouble

Yesterday I had hoped the damages to The Donelson Fellowship were less than we had feared; today we realized they are worse; and our optimism about our church insurance also took a major hit. In my sermon last Sunday, I said that it’s alright to be alarmed at first, so I put that point into practice at once. But just as I was reeling, I overheard Sherry Anderson on the phone to friends of mine in Houston who are readers of my books and prayer warriors for our work. I told them what was happening, and they called back within minutes with news that an $12,000 check was on its way to help with our TDF Basement Renovations. It’s a blessed beginning, an initial token of God’s provision. The Lord will help us with our losses as we help our families who have suffered loss. Here are some pictures I took of TDF. The last shot is one I took this morning in the area below my house on Pennington Bend.

Lord, help us to handle difficult days spiritually, not emotionally.