Sony’s Thoughts: Constantly Changing Weather
This has been an odd winter. We’ve gone from freezing to relatively warm to rain to snow to sunshine. No rhyme or reason, just variety making it hard to know how to plan each day but I suppose it keeps us on our toes.
In some ways, life is a lot like the weather right now. We wake up each morning not knowing what the day’s going to bring. Sometimes we have an idea of how the day will go, and sometimes we’re right, but sometimes we’re not. I think sometimes storms come to remind us that we are not the ones who control the weather. Whether sunshine or rain, hot or cold, good times or bad, God is in control. Without Him reminding us of that fact, it could be easy to think we are the ones controlling our destinies. Sure, hard work can help to accomplish a lot but 1 Timothy 4:8 tells us, “For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” Our relationship to God is what’s important. Everything and everyone else will come and go like the wind, blowing where it wishes (John 3:8), but God never fails. He never sleeps or slumbers. He is always there, watching every step we take, knowing every phone call that’s going to come before it does, and offering us the blessing of His presence in every situation–good and bad.
I, for one, am grateful of that fact. I praise God for His protection from the storms of life. They may happen but, in the shelter of His arms, there is peace. Knowing that, I can get up tomorrow, knowing that, whatever happens, I can face it for He is with me.