God of the Weather

20160419_192529_resizedHave you ever made plans for some­thing that was depen­dent on the weath­er? An event or activ­i­ty with lots of peo­ple invit­ed and a lot of coor­di­nat­ing. Then, as the day approached you watched the weath­er fore­cast and felt that sick feel­ing in your stom­ach as black rain clouds rolled into view!

I recent­ly had this expe­ri­ence. It was one of my kid’s birth­day and the request was to hike up to a water­fall and spend the day play­ing with friends. That’s not com­pli­cat­ed, but it is when the weath­er fore­cast is lit­tered with pre­dic­tions of thun­der and light­ning and lots of rain! Not a good com­bi­na­tion for a birth­day par­ty suc­cess.

I felt my stress lev­el ris­ing and real­ized that I need­ed help. I start­ed pray­ing. I began ask­ing for a change in the weath­er. Lord, blow the clouds and storm away until after the par­ty.

I asked, but I was still feel­ing stressed. I was grumpy and uptight. Even though I allowed the stress of the sit­u­a­tion to affect me I kept pray­ing. Lord, Help!

We decid­ed to go ahead with the plans and hope for the best. A con­tin­gen­cy plan was in place in case we got rained out and we drove to the head of the trail.

We hiked and played and swam all after­noon. It was a beau­ti­ful day. Then we drove to our house and had a bon­fire and roast­ed hot­dogs. It was a good time with a crowd of friends all sit­ting around the fire laugh­ing and talk­ing. The real fun­ny thing was, as soon as we were all done eat­ing, black clouds rolled in and the sky opened up with rain.

As cool as that is what’s real­ly note­wor­thy and the entire point of this sto­ry was what God revealed to me lat­er. It’s a sim­ple truth that can change so much if we real­ly trust Him.

My child, I can con­trol the weath­er. I will also do those oth­er things you are wait­ing for too.”

Did you catch that? God can con­trol the weath­er! There is noth­ing He can­not do. Our job is to trust Him.

I allowed myself to become anx­ious. I was ask­ing, but I was strug­gling with believ­ing. I have many things in my life that I have to con­tin­u­al­ly give to God. They are impos­si­ble look­ing things. Things that are beyond me, but not beyond God!

I want to remind you that if God can con­trol the weath­er, sure­ly He can do for you what­ev­er you are wait­ing for in your life. Do not lose heart. Keep your eyes on Jesus and give your bur­dens to Him.

2 Comments

  • Dad

    Reply Reply June 30, 2016

    Well hay sea­son is upon us ‚need about a week of good weath­er, hum , looks like rain in AM wear did all that sun­shine come from, ah the life of a rancher ‚Ang dad’s proud of you don’t all ways agree but still proud of you ‚hugs ‚love you

    • Angela Smuin

      Reply Reply July 6, 2016

      Thanks dad! I will pray for the right weath­er for the right work!
      Love you too!
      Ang

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