Man Who Lost All in Hurricane Harvey Still Declares ‘God Is Good,’ Woman Sings Gospel Song for Evacuees

HOUSTON, Texas — God was glorified in the midst of this week’s flooding in Houston with two stories coming out of the area showing men and women praising God despite the hardships.

KTRK-TV aired live video coverage of those being rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which included a man named Jeremiah Richard who transported to safety with his six-year-old son via helicopter.

“We came home yesterday, it wasn’t raining, [but] 45 minutes later, we were flooded,” he explained. “We stay on the first floor of the apartments, and water just started coming in, so we went to the second floor.”

Reporter Tom Abrahams then asked how Richard and his son were able to get into the basket that had been lowered to them from the helicopter.

“We climbed out the window with the sliding doors, and they just strapped us in,” Richard replied. “…We thank God. We thank God.”

When Abrahams inquired if he lost it all, he replied in the affirmative.

“Yeah, this is all we got. We lost the car, all the clothes, school clothes—everything [is] gone,” Richard explained.

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“Where do you go now?” Abrahams asked.

“We don’t know,” Richard replied.

“But you’re thankful,” the reporter said.

Richard did not hesitate in his response.

“Yeah, we’re thankful. God is good. God is good,” he said, smiling.

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According to reports, Richard and his wife also have a 4-year-old son who is deaf. Funds are being raised to help the family at this time.

Meanwhile, at the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, 40 miles north of Houston, evacuees listened to Victoria White, an admissions counselor at Sam Houston State University, as she led others in a song of praise. White was serving as a volunteer to help others affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“King Jesus, You’re the name we’re lifting high/Your glory, shaking up the earth and sky/Revival, we wanna see Your Kingdom here,” she belted out as she and a small impromptu gospel choir sang William McDowell’s “Spirit Break Out.”

The viral video has already received over 19 million views on Facebook.

“I had no idea this was being recorded, but God had a plan!” White wrote to social media after realizing that someone had posted the moment online. “Not only did He want to love on those gathered in Lonestar Expo Center who suffered loss at the hands of Hurricane Harvey, but He wanted to love on people across the world who were dealing with their own personal storms.”

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  • bowie1

    Good for him to see something positive in his life in spite of the difficulties. Circumstances are not always smooth sailing but being negative only eats away at a person.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    it is not always your enemies that put you in bad situations …. and it is not always your friends that pull you out ……………

    • James C. Robinson (III)

      Yeah, sometimes, that’s true as often, the Holy Bible warns us Christians concerning [last of] the last days leading to Jesus’ soon coming Return from Heaven!

  • Reason2012

    1 Timothy 6:6-12 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”

  • vicnicholls

    Love and blessings to our brothers and sisters.

    • James C. Robinson (III)

      Yes, may the LORD’s love & blessings be shown to our [especially Christian] brothers & sisters! Hallelujah!

  • James C. Robinson (III)

    Hi, Heather Clark! And gladly, I glorify & thank the LORD God Almighty of hope for even that man named Jeremiah Richard[whose wife & 2 (both unique 6-year-old & [deaf yet special]4-year-old) sons are all alive] who lost all in Hurricane Harvey who still praises Him, especially enough to declare that this LORD God is good; also, exalt & praise Him as One Who helped that woman named Victoria White to sing gospel songs for evacuees, especially ones who’d listen! Amen! Oh & Happy Labor Day!?

  • NCOriolesFan

    Pain and grief come in the night but joy comes in the morning – Psalm 30.5 – http://wwwDOTactswebDOTorg/articles/article.php?i=84&d=2&c=5


    The GREATEST possession is the gift of life. Anything else is, well, not worthy of value above human life.

  • mr goody two shoes

    Super Christians are just so annoying to the rest of us who would not be so thankful at that time. It takes us a few more weeks to figure out God saved our lives that day.