We saw the devastation from typhoon Haiyan and saw the outpouring of help from almost everyone. One person commentedthat God must be somewhere else.
When we study the Bible, when we read the stories of kings of Israel and Judah, when the kings and the people worship other gods then the God forsakes them and when the kings and the people repents and turn to God then God gives them mercy.
Nations like America, Japan , Korea, United Kingdom, Belgium, Russia and others helped or are helping the nation and people of the Philippines.But the situation seems overwhelming.
These are times we need to revive our faith in God, personally and corporately. Believers in God need to pray more and act more.
II Chronicles 7:14, God says to Solomon in a dream "If My people who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
God is more powerful than all typhoons but you may ask why did this typhoon Haiyan happened ? Perhaps we failed to call on Him earnestly, perhaps we did not believe that God could stop this typhoon from happening, perhaps we failed to call upon the LORD in faith. Perhaps we under estimated this typhoon and relied on our own strength.
Let's keep praying , let's keep seeking the Lord.Let us pray for recovery and keep looking at Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.