DailyRead-Art-wlogoReading:  Psalm 104:3
and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.  He makes the clouds his chariotand rides on the wings of the wind.

 

“Why is this happening to me? What’s going on, Lord? How can I find Your will in this mess?” Have you ever asked God those questions when the clouds blocked out the light? Have you ever lost heart in the face of a mounting gale? If you haven’t, then you haven’t really lived.

Deep troubles come, and it looks like faith might blow away with the storm. Questions rise up with the tempest. Is God good and not powerful; or, is He powerful and not good, that troubles have multiplied, and sorrows deepened? Have I made God angry? What did I do to deserve this? The greatest question of them all is, “Where are you, Lord?”

The good news is: God is there in the midst of the storm. The bad news is: God sometimes rides on dark clouds and walks amidst mayhem. In these moments of divine calamity, we make the mistake of focusing on what we don’t know, rather than what we do. We can’t see His will, so we doubt His love. We can’t see purpose, so we lose faith. We can’t understand, so we assume that there is no answer.

But, don’t we know that He is forever faithful? Don’t we know that He will deliver us? Don’t we know that He loved us all the way to Calvary? Can’t we yet trust Him, even when He thunders?

 

reposted with permission from onehope.net

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