You never know what a day brings. That's what makes life exciting, but at the same time terrifying for some.
You, like me, have watched the devastation in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama from hurricane Katrina.
While the disaster has not caught us totally by surprise, the long reaching affects of the hurricane have. Who could have predicated the flooding in New Orleans. Who could have predicted the devastation in Mississippi?
Even as of today we don't know how many people died.
We just don't know what a day brings.
The Word says in Proverbs 27:1, "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you don't know what a day may bring forth."
We really don't - do we. Oh, we think we do. We have our plans and goals and minds set on what we see for the future, but ultimately life is full of surprises and twists that show that we are not in control.
Each day is a gift from God.
How do I handle the tumultuous riding of the seas of life? By trusting in God.
The Psalmist cries out, "but now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you".
And don't forget, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble."
When life throws you a curve ball, and you cry out for some form of stability, the one constant is God's presence and unconditional love for you and I.
I'm reminded of that today, for you just don't know do you?