THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Natural Disaster

Joyce’s Quote for the Day: “Tomorrow is as uncertain as today, so it’s best to have taken care of matter-of-the-heart details yesterday.”

WOW! Japan – what a disaster at multiple levels!

As if the earthquake didn’t do enough damage, as we all are aware, typically on the heels …

WOW! Japan – what a disaster at multiple levels!

As if the earthquake didn’t do enough damage, as we all are aware, typically on the heels of an earthquake is a tsunami, and they were hit hard again, and now the failure of the nuclear plants.  And, did you see the effects of the tsunami in Japan ripple right on through the California shorelines? That is amazing! And, the aftershock is still happening. New Zealand is bracing for aftereffects along its fault line.


Tsumanis are frightening. Their power is incredible.  In some cases, they travel as fast as an airplane.  But, if you recall, the largest tsunami was also in Japan – on Ishigaki Island in 1971. It was documented to be 278 feet high (that’s equivalent to a 30-story building) and carried a 750-ton block of coral 1.5 miles inland.

Do you ever feel like you don’t recover from one disaster in your life before another comes right on top of it? That’s relationships, isn’t it? That’s life.

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how people are hurting … everywhere you go. Doesn’t matter what part of the country, nor the world you’re in … people hurt. I’ve had several ladies’ retreats, seminars, speaking engagements lately. I always meet lovely people, but many, if not most, are belabored with life’s burdens – involving relationships.  

Most of the people I mentor have these sorts of “natural disasters,” if you will, that come one right after another. They don’t even get over one painful experience, before the next comes barreling right on top of them. But, typically, – though not always – the effects of the initial disaster in our lives causes the second, and even a third – like earthquake to tsunami to failure of nuclear energy plant. To be certain, other casualties are bound to occur all along the fault line until the problem finds a resting place and/or remedy.


If what I just said gives you pause … perhaps you need to heed my Quote for the Day – “Tomorrow is as uncertain as today, so it’s best to have taken care of matter-of-the-heart details yesterday.” As I watched the aftershock, the devastation, the sorrow of the people in Japan, I wondered, “How many had unsettled business? How many had unresolved issues between family members or friends … or Jesus?”


Don’t put it off any longer. Why is it so difficult to say, “I’m sorry; what can I do to fix this”? Talk it out. Find a way. There’s no promise of tomorrow – or even that you’ll see this day come to a close. Many times, it just takes saying it out loud to an objective party, and seeing things from a different perspective. And don’t forget the most important part of the healing process – the knee therapy. God is still in control – of everything!

Need help with your problem? Contact me at joyce@justaskjoyce.com. I’m here to help.

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