Thank you for all your prayers as we prepared for the cyclone, and hunkered down inside when it arrived. Praise God is was not as destructive as predicted, but with that being said there is still damage to repair, power still out across town, mental and physical exhaustion, extreme heat exhaustion (after a cyclone our tropical climate is even more heat and humidity intense), and so many other aspects of getting through the days/weeks ahead that are individual to everyone affected.
The cyclone hit around 8.30pm Thursday night, and we lost power a few hours before that due to power lines coming down. Praise God we now have power back, but so many do not...I'm praying for that situation to be resolved today as the weather conditions are beyond ghastly.
Friday afternoon my heart began to play up, and partly that was due to to the insane heat and humidity, and being without power I could not get cool or breathe 'dry' air. Saturday was worse, and a bit scary, so I've needed to rest - the power being restored to our home by then helped enormously, but I just wasn't good. I have had a heart condition since 2020, and know what it is, and what to do, but with a cyclone and the aftermath, nothing goes normally for a while. Emergency services are everywhere, working SO hard to repair, restore and bring order back to the town.
Our suburb got hit harder than many, simply by being on the extreme south edge of town where the cyclone does most of its damage, but other suburbs copped a beating too. Blossom's area did not, and they never lost power. We were so relieved for them.
Both side fences have come down around our house, and hubby (who is not well either) has been working hard to secure one of them, whilst the other must be replaced.
I'll get back to the blog late in the week, or perhaps even leave it to next week. Right now we have a lot to do here, and I must keep resting a bit longer between my tasks. I am feeling my 64 years.
The Lord gave me this two days before the cyclone as I was praying. Psalm 57:1...
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful
for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
till the storms of destruction pass by.
I was never afraid of the storm itself, only concerned about losing power, and one particular tree falling on the house. But this verse gave me peace, and I knew to simply hand the situation over to God and focus on being prepared.
Perhaps you are in need of this Word from the Lord today??
Take care, and God bless...