Looking Back>Things Hurricane Katrina Taught Me: October 17th, 2015

God really does work all things for good of those who love Him.

My husband and I had saved up money to purchase land in Texas for after we retired from the Navy.
We even went land hunting and placed an offer on a couple of properties. One we really liked, but both fell through, leaving us a bit disheartened.

But when the hurricane hit, we had the money to begin repairs, a important fact since we did not have flood insurance. We purchased materials and started work while everyone else waited for insurance claims.

As we rebuilt, we tried to do as much of it ourselves, to help save money. You can imagine how delighted we were to find out we could get a low interest SBA loan to help cover additional costs. We were blessed with friends and volunteer workers from around country who helped us with the labor. And then we were blessed with an unexpected grant and able to pay off the loan.

Each step of the way, we watched as God provided. When the way seemed dark and we felt despondent, He was our light and our hope.

God does work all things for good of those who love Him and He carries us after the storm. As I look back, I am filled with joy because of all He did through it.

Grace & Peace


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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