The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Often when think about storms, whirlwinds, disaster and such we tend to think of doom and gloom, impending judgement and just disaster. But a storm has a cleansing effect. Debris and such are carried away in the storm (See Watershed Moments – Benefits of a Watershed) Isn’t it good to know that our Father has His way in the storms of our life. This scripture has been ministering to me greatly as I face the various challenges of my life. I have been reading up on Hebrew Berachot (blessings upon the land and its produce). For example, when you see lightening you would say “Blessed are You Lord Our God, King of the Universe who re-enacts the works of creation” or in the case of thunder “…..whose power and might fill the world” This has so fascinated me that when we recently had a lightning storm, I hurriedly searched the Word for what is says about lightning. Psalm 144:6 and Psalm 18:14 instantly connected in my spirit. I blessed the Lord that His arrows of lightning discomfited the enemy, causing them to scatter. I spoke back His Word to Him.
When we go through the storms in our lives, the lightning, the thunder, the rain, the wind is not to frighten us, but for us to recognize that God has arisen in our situation and is violently fighting for us. What do we have to worry about?
Sylvia M Dallas
Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ. Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.