I didn’t sleep much last night. My husband and I laid awake much of the night listening to wave after wave of thunderstorms roll through. It began around 10 pm and went on until around 4 am, I think. At least that’s when I finally slept a while. It rained about 4 inches in Central Iowa. The rivers are rising and more flooding is expected. Here’s the view from my living room this morning of our lazy little creek:
This “lazy little creek” is usually about 6 ft wide and 1 ft deep. This morning, it is out of its banks and only about 2 ft below the bridge where it crosses our road.
It was 3 weeks ago that we had a wind storm that uprooted or damaged mature trees all over the area, including many of ours. Any of those trees could have damaged our house or property. There’s been flooding in various parts of the state all summer. I guess I’m a little paranoid. And in the middle of the night, every fear grows out of proportion.
The forecast today is for more storms tonight. After having a beautiful spring, the summer has been crappy. So this morning I was wishing I could go before the LORD and say, “Enough! Don’t you know we’ve had enough?”
My morning web surf starts with a visit to http://www.verseoftheday.com. Today’s verse is “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” — Luke 12:6-7
I don’t have to ask God if he knows we’ve had enough. I’m reminded that God knows how many raindrops fell here. That He cares, and that He is in control. Reading that verse, I felt the tension from my sleepless night ease away. I am humbled. I am comforted.