Nahum 1:3

Weather, like life, is changeable, unpredictable: Two and a half mile wide tornadoes. Flooding. Wildfires. Severe thunderstorms.

Two weeks ago a storm hit Atlanta, the kind where family calls to make sure you’re okay when it’s over. It caught a friend between the grocery store and her car, winds so fierce she couldn’t open the door, puddles in the bottom of her bags, clothes soaked through to the skin.

One of our AC units quit on us and I didn’t want to use the oven, so I was on my way out the door to get pizza when the sky bottomed out. One look changed my mind.

Sometimes circumstances smack like a flash flood, no warning, unexpected. I want to cross my arms over my head and seek cover, but no umbrella can protect from a life storm.

Employers don’t care. Children disappoint. Friends are absent. Even the best husband goes to work and leaves you alone.

What’s a girl to do?

Trust Jesus.

He’s constant, he’s capable, and as incomprehensible as it seems: He cares.

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” ~Psalm 8:3-4

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When the storm ended, the kids called me outside to see the clouds: God’s stunning finger work in the sky.

“. . . the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” ~Nahum 1:3

It’s easy to become overwhelmed. Some days I can hardly put one foot in front of the other. I know I’m not the only one. Maybe you feel it, too.

But listen: God is in control, even in the storm. The clouds are the dust of his feet. The storms teach us we’re not in charge, we’re in over our heads, when we say I did not chose this path.

When trust is all that’s left.

Do you allow yourself to trust? 

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