My Life As An Evacuee

 

 

 

 

I know what it is like to be in need, and know what it is like to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and all situations, whether well fed or hungry; whether living  in plenty or in want: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4: 12-13.

During Matthew and Irene Hurricanes, water was blown in the walls of my house and mold was the result.  After many months of studying kinds of mold, deciding the kind with which we were coping, and getting it removed from the walls, finally my house was repaired, and on April 12, 2019, we returned home. However, while living as an evacuee, I did not sit twiddling my thumbs, but continued my writing ministry and wrote several books, composed and sent poems to many email recipients, and sent emails to many people. Though God allowed me to suffer pneumonia a few times, live in an upstairs apartment with nineteen steep steps, and live the life of a recluse, finally He graciously allowed me to return to my house. Though the house still not in complete order, it is great to live in my home. I admit to wondering why God allowed me to suffer these hardships, but believe it was to help me realize that I can’t always be in control of my situations, also to prune away pride, and help me become a little more like Jesus Christ.

 

Prayer: Father, during those difficult months, I was not sure why I was suffering in the fiery furnace, but continued my writing ministry, and composed and sent poems to many email recipients. Thanks Jesus, for Your love, presence, and encouragement during those difficult days. Amen.

 

Doris Lisemby