A Prayer for When the Storms Surge
(as Idalia makes landfall)
It’s hard to reconcile a loving creator with a creation that can, at times, be devastatingly beautiful and then be just plain devastating.
We know we are complicit
We know we haven’t cared for Your Earth the way You told us to
But, to be fair, these natural born killers existed way before any coal engines or smoke stacks appeared on the scene
How do we reconcile an all-powerful, all-loving God with one who allows for floods and tornadoes and hurricanes?
The world does not revolve around us.
Maybe You are not some cosmic fixer who magically repairs and reverses anything that might cause us harm or pain.
Maybe this is where faith comes in
Knowing that no matter how hard the winds blow or how high the waves surge or how long the rain falls
You are in it all
We are loved and never alone.
It’s hard when Your good creation is trying to kill us
Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. You can also follow on TikTok. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.