Story - Breanna B. as told by Holly Poole
This March, Breanna’s house was flooded. After renovations and recovery from the last flood, the house was flooded again this August. This time, the water was 3 feet higher.
“When the house flooded again, I felt like there was no point in even fixing the house again. I had to think about how much I loved it when I first got it. I had to be hopeful and think that this house was what I wanted and we can’t just throw everything away. I had to think of it in a brighter perspective and see it as an opportunity to re-do it the way that I would like even more."
"Thankfully, there weren’t any belongings in the house. I feel blessed that it could have been much worse, but it wasn’t.”
Breanna had recently began reading the book Jesus Calling and came across this scripture:
Psalms 102: 25-27 - Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them. But you are always the same; you will live forever.
“In the end, the things that we lose are temporary. I’ve had to learn that things change and you lose things. I have been going through my parents divorce and moving and now this flood and I just had to have that revelation that things change and pass away but God is constant.”
God’s goodness has shown in unexpended ways—like old friends coming to help out with the house that she hadn’t spoke to in a while. The Harbor Church was also very helpful to the Bankston family and supportive during this time. Last time it flooded, her family worked alone. This time they were done clearing out the house in a day because of all the people that came to help.
“Through this whole experience, I have just been learning to rely on God and live for Now and not the past.”