Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pray for Those Impacted By Hurricane Sandy

[Business Insider photo]

Northeast Suffers Huge Damage in Storm’s Path; Millions Without Power
"In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left a trail of deadly destruction, devastating power failures and extensive flooding, millions of people in the New York metropolitan region spent Tuesday assessing the damage and preparing for the possibility that it could be days or even weeks before life returned to normal. Throughout the day on Tuesday, there were reports of daring rescue operations as people began to grasp the magnitude of the damage done by the violent winds and lashing rains that transformed the landscapes of New York City and the wider region into tableaus of destruction both stark and unprecedented. As night fell, more than eight million people, including many in a large swath of Manhattan, were without electricity. Streets were littered with debris and buildings were damaged. Seven subway tunnels under the East River were flooded. While several bridges over the river were set to reopen, other mass transit services, including commuter rail, were still suspended."
It's hard right now to see what the results of this hurricane could be especially so close to the election and with no electricity for millions. One friend, asked me if they thought the election would be delayed? I have not ever heard of that happening in American history before. From what I can tell, the damage is far more widespread and dangerous then last year's Hurricane Irene. One thing I kept thinking about was the poor people who especially at the end of the month have come to the end of their finances, with less money to evacuate or prepare. Please pray for comfort, help, and care for those facing this hurricane. If any of you were in this hurricane or have friends or family who were impacted, go ahead and leave prayer requests here in the comments as well.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The election won't be delayed. But the lives of millions are on hiatus, and the death toll has gone up by the hour.

Prayers indeed. It's a tragic time right now.

Sam said...

Yes I agree pray - but I must say most of all for true repentance.
Remembering your nation, before God in New Zealand.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Im praying for those who were affected by the storm.

-JL

Marion said...

Thank you Sam.

Bible Believer said...

Thanks everyone. I am continuing to pray as well.

Anonymous said...

Im starting to get really concerned about whats going on in staten island. People are already labeling it as the "white Katrina". I took a look at the lady on CNN crying for help. Hasnt had heat for three days. This woman can literally die very soon if help doesnt arrive. Im just curious as to why help hasnt arrived. I dont get it!

-JL

Anonymous said...

~Labby
It was really a pleasure when yesterday a local Bible society put word out through local radio and tv that one guy decided he was going to load up a truck with supplies and drive down to NJ from PA.

Within 24 hours, he had set up a local drop-off center and my husband and I had the privilege of dropping off bags of things we sorted through from our home like warm clothes, slippers, boots, hats, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper.

These people are looking at another winter storm coming in a few days, and they already don't have heat and things to keep them fed and warm.

I love how it started by being one concerned person and not a big govt. agency or ministry. It felt so good just being able to reach out to help. All it took was some of our stuff and driving to the drop-off. We were so blessed and we hope the people of NJ and NY know we care.

They got enough supplies to load up a donated 24' box truck and another trailer. One person donated 200 lbs of chicken!

Anonymous said...

Oh Labby, that is the most encouraging thing ive heard in a while. Praise God for that man that decided to take action, and praise God for you having a generous heart to help them!

-JL

JL said...

You know. I was thinking about something. I see on a lot of news sites, how people are judging the poor for not leaving. I think about how the poor may not have the resources or family to help them. I wondered you know, why would God allow the poor to suffer and perish in this storm, and allow those with money to escape and survive. Those things were deep in my heart today. But this verses gave me comfort:

Isaiah 25:4

But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against a wall,

Psalm 12:5

The LORD replies, "I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do."

Psalm 107:25

But he rescues the poor from trouble and increases their families like flocks of sheep.

James 2:5

Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn't God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren't they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?

These verses remind me that God will provide for them. Yes, I realize there is looting going on. There will always be the wicked poor. But there is the righteous poor as well who need our prayers. I will continue to pray for all of those affected by Sandy.

Bible Believer said...

Thanks for those reminders JL

I have called on God's help when storms have come. [literal storms] You are right about the poor being rich in faith.

Labby thanks for sharing that story, that was heart warming. :)