““He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.”
I’ve double checked and triple checked the forecast.
It still says snow.
And lots of it.
Enough to qualify for a winter storm warning from Environment Canada. High winds and plenty of the white stuff mean low visibility and potentially dangerous travel.
And isn’t that a metaphor for life?
Some days are sunny. Some are windy and wet. Some are downright dangerous. As with the weather, life tosses different conditions at us daily. A little drizzle, a little breeze, some sunshine to lull us into complacency, and BOOM!
In blows the blizzard.
Funerals. Health issues. Strained relationships. Legal problems. Bad choices. Storms, all – designed to blow us off course, overwhelm our capacity to make decisions, obscure the road ahead, and freeze us in our tracks.
But there is hope!
Here are a few reminders to help us plow our way out of a nasty blizzard:
1. Storms blow over. Yes, it stinks. I know. But nothing in this life lasts forever – there is an end to the violence of the wind and driving snow.
2. There is One who promised His presence. You are never, never alone. The Master of all weather will walk into the wind with you and never let you go.
3. The storms of life will give you a story of triumph. Most of us prairie folk can tell you a story about a harsh blizzard we had to drive through/shovel out of back in the day. In the same way, what you are going through will become a story of God’s faithfulness in your life – once the winds stop wailing.
So hold on, friend.
You will get through this.
Wait out the storm with me?
Father, storms worry us. They are hard and scary to navigate – but You promise to be with us, to guide us, to walk into the storm with us. Thank You! Teach us to trust You as the winds hit us and give us hope for calm days ahead. Amen.