Of all the incessant ranting in the media, blogs, pulpits, etc., about whether or not this hurricane was caused by God, or not, we are lucky to have someone as studied and thoughtful and humble as Mark Roberts, when it comes to interpreting the Word of God.
In his post Did God Send Hurricane Katrina as an Act of Judgment? Section A, Mark Roberts, makes four points: Here are some excerpts, but you will need to read the rest for yourself.
1. God certainly could have sent the hurricane as an act of judgment, or for any other divine purpose.
2. Yet the fact that God could have sent Hurricane Katrina does not mean that He did.
3. There is ample evidence in Scripture for the view that not all natural events are directly caused by God.
4. There is evidence in Scripture that negative natural events are not necessarily caused by God as judgment on sin.