When tragedy strikes, like hurricane Harvey’s coming ashore this past week in southeast Texas, we are all tempted to ask “why?” God is all powerful and yet why do these tragedies persist? We reason that Almighty God could prevent every disaster with the slightest of ease – so why does He let them go on?
Those are natural and perfectly honest questions and I believe that there is an understandable answer but this is not the time for me to walk through that answer in this article. Perhaps I can handle that issue later.
What we need to do now is to pray for those who were victimized by Harvey and seek to discover how we can help them recover from this time of tragedy.
When hurricane Katrina stuck the coast of Louisiana on August 29, 2005 it took a couple of weeks for the water to subside and for our ministry to know what we could do to help restore those in need. In the days that followed, teams were sent to Louisiana to help rebuild some of the devastated structures along with water and food to aid in their daily survival. As we joined with thousands of other caring Americans, the hurts and sufferings of the storm victims were eased as much as possible during those days.
This time will be no exception. I am currently contacting pastor friends in the affected areas to let them know There’s Hope America and our food ministry, There’s Hope for the Hungry, are going to come and be with them helping them the best we can.
I will keep you posted, but there is no doubt that we will need you to help us to help them in the immediate future. The Lord will be pleased for us to do this and the selflessness of so many of our ministry friends will be felt for years to come.
“A friend is always loyal and a brother is born to help in the time of need” Proverbs 17:17
May God bless you and may His grace be shown to those who are in need.
Dr. Richard Lee
There’s Hope America