“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4
In recent days, the eastern part of Kentucky has been slammed with catastrophic flooding that has brought immense damage and suffering to the people in the Appalachian region of the Commonwealth. The seven hardest hit counties include Perry, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Letcher, Owsley, and Pike.
It is nothing short of a gut-wrenching fact that the death toll from the flooding has at least risen to 30 victims. Many others remain unaccounted for, as the search intensifies to find and rescue other survivors.
Governor Beshear has declared a state of emergency for Kentucky as more than 30,000 individuals who were affected by the flooding are believed to be without power. The Kentucky National Guard has been deployed to the area in order to help on all fronts as the situation remains dire.
In times of great loss, pain, suffering, and discouragement it is easy to doubt God and wonder where God is in all the sadness. However, our Lord, Jesus Christ, offers those who are struggling deeply, this encouraging promise: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Let us today and in the days ahead commit to pray for those who are mourning, that they may feel God’s comfort.
LET US PRAY…
Father, we pray that each and every individual who finds themselves struggling from this devastating flood may sense and feel Your peace and comfort. Lord, please bless those who are working diligently to find survivors and bring aid to those affected. Father, may those affected truly sense Your Spirit in a refreshing and deep way today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.