Thunder and Rain

Thursday, June 23, 2011

You are Holy Great and Mighty the moon and the stars declare who you are. I'm so unworthy but still you love me forever my heart will sing of how great you are.

Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

We've had lots of bad storms lately. Unlike many of our neighboring states, my home and my family have been protected. While I am grateful for that, I don't take for granted that at any moment God could choose to take our home or to take us home.

Today I was sitting on the couch alone. I had just put my two children down for a nap. I remember walking past the thermostat and seeing it read 98 outside. I sat down and picked up my laptop hoping to catch up on a few emails when out of nowhere a storm hit. It was loud and dark and the rain was pounding on my house. The wind shook my windows and made my walls creak . It was one of those storms that make you want to get your kids and hide together somewhere safe. As quickly as it came it was gone. Just a few minutes. Its not even dark outside anymore. I poked my head in on my kids to make sure they were still sleeping and as I walked past the thermostat this time it read 72 degrees. WHAT? How could the temp drop 26 degrees in such a short amount of time.

Faith: believing in what you cant see because of what you can see. Its been a reoccurring theme in my life lately. I have seen God be faithful to me in easy times and in devastatingly hard times. So why do I still worry? Why am I still plagued with doubt when I serve the God of all creation? God reminded me through this storm today that its easy to have faith, to be on fire when things are sunny and happy. But when the storm hits, don't cool down. Keep that fire burning for Him. It may seem risky but He's worth the risk.

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