Words from the Heart for Saturday September 1st, 2018
He makes clouds rise from one end of the earth to the other. He sends lightning with the rain. He brings the wind out of his storerooms.
Psalm 135:7 (NIRV)
Clouds, Rain and Wind
The picture language of the psalms helps us understand just how great is our God. The next time you are in a thunderstorm, consider this verse. The lightning and the thunder and the rain are moving at the orders of His voice! What a mighty God we serve.
The Weather Network says Windsor is still the stormiest city in Canada, with an average of 33 days of storms a year. Back in 2006, Windsor had 47 days of lightning — the greatest number of days with lightning in a single year across the country, according to Environment Canada. Harrow — less than 40 kilometres away from Windsor — experiences the greatest average number of days with lightning at 32.3 a year over the last decade. Environment Canada suggests that ‘when thunder roars, go indoors.’
It was a mob boss of a generation ago who said, “I will put down a bet on anything but the weather. That’s the one thing I can’t control.” Unfortunately, there was probably far too much truth to that statement. The Bible says something that can never be said of any human being. In Psalm 135:7 we read, “He makes clouds rise from one end of the earth to the other. He sends lightning with the rain. He brings the wind out of his storerooms.” Now this is a profound statement. Not only does God control the weather, He creates it. He has set the weather patterns in place. He sets in motion clouds that bring rain and the wind that carries that weather pattern along. This is the power of our great God. It sets Him far above the most powerful human being. If He has the power to keep the weather patterns in place, surely He has the power to keep your life in order. He never says, “Well, I didn’t see that coming.” No matter what you are facing now, God is in control of the storm. Keep trusting.
These have been words from the heart.