Today, the local government of Cagayan de Oro City declared the city under a state of calamity, hours after the city was inundated by floodwaters caused by heavy rains caused by a low pressure area and the tail-end of a monsoon cold front. Many residents in waterlogged towns in the Visayas and Mindanao were evacuated even as the rains destroyed millions of pesos worth of property throughout the region.
We read in Isaiah 41:10 about how God protects and watches over His people: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Let us pray for our countrymen who have been affected by the flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains in Cagayan de Oro and other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. May God sustain them and all of us with His comfort, peace, protection and provision.