The forecast of rain has me excited. I was looking at the radar in the office yesterday. Someone said, “No matter how often you check the radar you aren’t going to make it show rain.” I agree. But I’m still watching the skies just west and south of us to see where the predicted rain will come from. I’m anticipating the rain. We need it, the weatherman has forecasted it and I’m going to check the radar. Eventually it’s going to show rain. Rightly so, the weather forecast has been known to be wrong, but I’m still hoping and watching that they are right.
Oh beloved, watching the weather can be disappointing. Men of human wisdom are making decisions based on mere scientific evidence. One lift of the jet stream, one change of wind direction and the chances of rain can leave. But you aren’t counting on the weatherman for your hope and prayers. You are counting on God! And God is no scientific experiment bathed in maybes. God is the Great I AM. He created the weather! The wind and the waves obey Him! He is Lord of heaven and earth! And you are His beloved and He dances over you with love! His Kingdom reigns and you reign with Him. You are seated in heavenly places, far above the thunderheads and the lightning bolts. You are seated above the troubles of life as well. You don’t have to wait for God’s presence to appear as of old. He is with you! He is within you! He is your courage, your joy, your fortitude, you stamina, your source of gratitude in a life that doesn’t have much gratitude left in it! Because He lives, you are going to face today and tomorrow and all your tomorrows with fierce determination.
You know that you know that you know that God is with you wherever you go, whatever the weather and however long it takes. But His promises are TRUE so you know you can watch for them and they will come, even more surely than the rain!
God loves you and He’s for you. Don’t be dismayed by doubts and fears any longer. Be a rejoicing believer as you watch the heavenlies for His promises to be fulfilled! You are a beacon of light for His presence to be shown and His rain to fall as rivers of living water through you as you live in the Light of His Glory & Grace!
Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one.
Romans 4:20-21 yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.
2 Samuel 22:31 God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.
Jeremiah 14:22 Can any of the worthless foreign gods send us rain? Does it fall from the sky by itself? No, You are the one, O LORD our God! Only You can do such things. So we will wait for You to help us.