Today, and for the last several days, I’m thankful Dorian didn’t come through my neighborhood. About this time last week, we were smack in the middle of the projected path of the storm as it was expected to cross Florida. As you know, it turned North and is only scraping Florida’s east coast. I am, of course, heart broken for the Bahamas. I also feel a bit of survivor’s guilt over this. However, I am thankful it didn’t come our way this time.

My goal today is to use the day this reprieve has given to fulfill my responsibilities, be present with my family, stay focused on serving God. Further, my goal is to give thanks to God. I prayed about this storm. The temptation is to dismiss it now as if I never had anything to worry about. I don’t know all the intricacies of God’s working in the midst of these natural disasters. What I do know is I did ask God to divert the storm from us and the storm was diverted. Whatever role my prayer did or did not play in it, I’m thankful and I want to give God the praise and thanks.

Almighty God, thank You. Thank You for sparing me, my family, my community the wrath of Dorian. I have no doubt we deserve that wrath, but You spared us. I also pray for all your children who were devastated by Dorian in the Bahamas and for those affected in other areas. I obviously have no idea why You allowed that. I pray Your glory will come from it. I am all Yours today; do with me as You will.

Please, in order to encourage your fellow travelers, share your own gratitude, goals, and prayers for today in the comments section below.

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