Life is always changing. There are happy times, just as there are difficult times. There are relaxing times, just as there are stressful times. There is no way to predict the circumstances that life will bring; It's unpredictable like the weather.
Speaking of the weather, most of you reading this blog post are aware of the U.S. weather crisis that is happening in Houston, Texas. (If you're not, then you can read up on it here.) Hurricane Harvey is definitely a life-changing experience for Houston residents, property owners, business owners, and more. This tropical storm is a national crisis and (directly and indirectly) affects America as a whole.
We don't know the storm's next move, but we do know that there are many people with heavy hearts as a result of it. The question is, how can we help people heal their heavy hearts? As a Christian, I've been praying and donating to organizations. As a writer, I've been writing. WHY? Because writing is therapeutic. While I, personally, have not been directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, I understand the therapeutic need to cope with loss. Any loss.
I sympathize with those in Houston, and I mourn on their behalf. However, I'm not mourning without hope. I have hope that God will turn this disaster into a blessing. I have hope that God will give everyone peace in the middle of the storm. I have hope that writing will be a beneficial and recommended form of therapy for some. No, writing will NOT feed mouths or cloth bodies or clean up damaged properties, but it will help someone work through their loss by expressing their emotions.
I'd like to leave you guys with this encouraging scripture: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." --John 14:27
Happy Thursday, good people!