Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Life and Weather Can Have A Lot In Common

Have you ever thought about how life can be like the weather? Unpredictable, with the ability to go from one extreme to the other. One day you can be on top of the world and the next day your world comes crashing down. Or it can go from being at an all time low, to all of sudden being on a mountain top. Yesterday in our valley we had some snow, wind and cold temperatures. While today the weather forecast is for mild and 65 degrees. In a matter of hours things can be completely opposite. Life can sometimes be the same way. In all of the ups and downs of life there is one constant, God. I read a church sign recently which said, "Sometimes God calms the storm and other times He calms His child." Isn't that the truth! Sometimes we want God to calm the storm and get us out of it, when His plan is to calm us as we go through the storm. God never said He'd change the circumstances or storms in our lives (that doesn't mean He doesn't or can't), but what He did say is that He wouldn't leave us. In Psalm 57:1 the psalmist says, "...I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by." Sometimes all we can do is hide under His protection. Truly God is faithful in every way. You may presently be going through a difficult time, season or situation. Never forget that God is with you through every moment and that just like the weather, things can turn around dramatically when you walk with Him. And if you're praying for God to take the storm away, don't forget that sometimes the storm is His doing, to see if you'll trust and obey Him.

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