07 December 2011
His hand rules all
Rick always reads to me before I share my journaling with him. God-bumps covered my flesh as he read:
“At this my heart pounds
and leaps from its place.
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice,
to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven
and sends it to the ends of the earth.
After that comes the sound of his roar;
he thunders with his majestic voice.
When his voice resounds,
he holds nothing back.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
So that everyone he has made may know his work,
he stops all people from their labor.
The animals take cover;
they remain in their dens.
The tempest comes out from its chamber,
the cold from the driving winds.
The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen.
He loads the clouds with moisture;
he scatters his lightning through them.
Job 37:1-11 NIV
My eyes were filled with tears, I mumbled something like "just wait till I read you what He said this morning."
Rick put down his Bible and picked up the Our Daily Bread booklet with a strange look on his face. He couldn't seem to reconcile the devotional with the scripture passage he had just finished reading.
"Now I see why" he said. "I was supposed to read from Psalm 37 not Job 37!"
I could hardly wait until he finished reading the devotional so that I could share my morning "word":
It is I Who forms the snow and rains, no ice freezes without My touch. No, not mother nature or any other god. Weather bows down at My command.
Sometimes what you see as punishment is simply that I have allowed you to suffer through consequences of your own design, faulty stewardship of the land you have been given.
Remember, when the storms rage, that I Am your shelter, I Am your place of calm, safety and peace.
Let the world around you grumble and complain if they must, but remember to meet each new day with thanksgiving, as a gift from My hand, no matter what the day holds.
"Do you still think that you made a mistake?" I asked, or was God just trying to put an exclamation point on His words?
What do you think?
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