In response to the tragedy in Haiti:
My family, like yours, is unable to express or put in to words how we are reacting to the tragic earthquake in Haiti this week. But one thing we do know for certain: God is good. He always was, always is, and always will be GOOD.
God is our Healer, Comforter, Provider, and Protector. The Haitian people need to know this. Pray for them continually, for their spiritual wellbeing, physical wellbeing, and emotional wellbeing.
Do not despair. Instead, SERVE. Help the people of Haiti. Here are some reliable organizations to donate to:
Compassion International’s Disaster Relief Fund
Samaritan’s Purse Haiti Relief
American Red Cross
Sacrifice. Your money, your time, your abilities. We are so spoiled in America and we have so much. The people suffering in Haiti have so little. Let’s get a proper perspective and sacrifice for Christ’s sake and so that He may reveal Himself to the Haitian people.
You can donate, pray fervently and often, and get creative about helping in other ways. These needs will be present for a very long time to come. Let’s not forget Haiti.
Be grateful. Not in a selfish sense that says “Lord thank you that I was not there”, or “Lord thank you that I do not have to suffer a terrible tragedy like that”. No, instead be grateful that God is sovereign!! And be grateful that He keeps His promises to us. And that His love is pure, and that He purely loves the people of Haiti.
Yes, the suffering is too much to get our heads around. There are no words, really. But…….GOD IS GOOD. Lord, come swiftly.
Psalm 3:3 “But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.”