On behalf of everyone here at RU Ministries, we extend our fervent prayers to all of our “recovery partners” on the East Coast. As Hurricane Florence bears down on our nation, we are asking for the Lord’s hand of care and blessing to remain with you throughout the days to come. Property and things of this world can be replaced. Life is our most precious gift!
In times of emergency like this, I remember it being a trying time for someone new in recovery. Schedules change, meetings are canceled, and tensions are high. I’ve been through many of these and there’s always a sense of emergency and a frantic spirit in the air. The temptation to return to old “seemingly comfortable” habits definitely arises. It’s important to have a “recovery plan” in these times as well. Here is how we recommend you weather the storm both physically and spiritually:
Be smart and stay safe! Follow all posted notices and information put out by those in authority as far as evacuations or other directions that are given. Make sure you have everything you need to stay safe. If evacuating, travel with family and loved ones. If you’re buckled down, don’t be alone, but rather, stay with family and loved ones.
Keep in Touch
One of the best options to remain sober while riding out a disaster is to keep in touch with an accountability partner. This could be your RU Director, your Group Leader, Pastor, or Counselor. Let them know you are safe, tell them your current state of mind, and how you are staying calm and sober.
Rest in Your Faith During Disaster
A great way to keep your mind off the disasters going on around you and to keep your anxieties in check is to spend extra time in God’s Word. Meditate on Scripture and ask God to calm your mind and spirit.
Here are some great passages to meditate on during times of disaster.
Philippians 4:6, John 14:27, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 94:19, Psalm 34:4, 1 Peter 5:7, 2 Corinthians 12:10, Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 6:25-34, 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 26:3, Matthew 11:28-30, Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 41:13
Love and prayers to one and all!
#Florence #itsPersonal #StaySafe
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I’m not in a natural disaster. Maybe in my mind. I’m going to look up these verses and meditate on them to help with anxiety. I got this email notice ironically after just finishing my appointment with my psychiatrist. God’s timing is so perfect!