The aftershocks of a major earthquake seem to be more intense within the human soul than they are in the earth beneath.
Nothing opens the consciousness to our total powerlessness as the earth uncontrollably moving like ocean waves for what seems like an eternity.
One helpful thing from such huge seismic movement is the shocking core awareness of personal powerlessness.
Why is this helpful? Because it points us, no, it drives us to the only Reality in the universe who never did, doesn’t now and never will have even a nanosecond of powerlessness.
We meet this non-powerlessness Person in Revelations 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
I’m no expert in post-earthquake recovery but I do have a couple of ideas I think may be helpful.
- Feel comfortable to say and feel the words, “I felt so powerless.” Or, “It was scary because there was nothing I could do.”
- Place high priority upon spending time with people who love you.
- Rest in remembering that NOTHING shakes the Unshakeable, Unmovable, Unwavering Almighty God.
- Get back into your normal life patterns (if they are healthy) and stay active, engaged and productive.
An abiding relationship with the Almighty God, through His Son Jesus, sends the soul’s aftershocks, not into our sense of personal well-being, but into the never powerless, always Almighty God.