God and the Weather

As the low temperatures roll in, I have begun searching the Bible for Scriptures that deal with weather. I came across verses from the book of Job chapter 37.

The tempest comes out from its chamber,

    the cold from the driving winds.

10 The breath of God produces ice,

    and the broad waters become frozen.

11 He loads the clouds with moisture;

    he scatters his lightning through them.

12 At his direction they swirl around

    over the face of the whole earth

    to do whatever he commands them.

13 He brings the clouds to punish people,

    or to water his earth and show his love.

14 “Listen to this, Job;

    stop and consider God’s wonders.

Sometimes I think we are tempted to reduce God down to our abilities. We box Him up and place human restrictions on His power. We are inclined to think because we can’t do something, neither can He. Look at these verses and be reminded that God is so powerful; He alone is in control of the winds, ice, waters, moisture, clouds, lightning and rain. We may not understand how or why He does this. We may even be tempted to complain about what we are currently experiencing, but we should never forget that according to verse 13, “He does it to punish or to show His love.” Perhaps today is so cold because God knew you needed to slow down, even if just for a day. Perhaps He is allowing you this opportunity to be bundled up with your family. Maybe, today, God wants your attention so He caused life around you to slow down in order to show you His love. So instead of being frustrated about today’s temperatures, may you find yourself taking delight by “considering God’s wonders.”