TITLE: The Tornado 9/9/2017
By Ken Ebright
SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
SEND ARTICLE TO A FRIEND
“Lord, my Rock, I call out to you for help.
Do not be deaf to me. If you are silent,
I will be like those in the grave.” Psalm 28:1 (NCV)
“Lord, what are you doing, do you care about me?” That is what I was screaming one day as I was driving back home to my Belleville, Illinois ( just outside of St Louis, Missouri) from work. I was a courier and feeling frustrated because I did not move to this part of the world to drive around the St Louis like a chicken with my head cut off.
I moved from Minnesota to Illinois to take a career job that after a year didn’t work out and I started to drive. I chose to leave my vocation, because I was mad at God because I felt he took away my ability.
When I got home a storm rolled in. I was watching the weather on TV and sprinted to the door to see what was happening outside. At one point it looked so windy I thought a hurricane had struck our area.
An hour later a neighbor came home and said, “Look, what happened there!” He was pointing to the roof of an apartment building that was gone nearby. Remembering, my rant a few hours earlier I felt like the Lord telling me that could have been your house.
David was being chased by Saul at the time of the writing of this Psalm. He probably felt like God didn’t care about him.
I found out later it was a Tornado that struck that roof. I thought that the Lord went deaf, I guess not he protected me that night.
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.