This morning I awoke to the sound of our bulldog barking uncontrollably. Something outside had set her off to be sure because she is not one given to barking all the time. Only when she hears something out of the ordinary does she let us know. She let us know early. . . As I looked out the window on to front porch, I could not see what had bothered her, but I did see the early morning beauty. The sun was coming up and a haze surrounded our neighborhood. It was a beautiful day. Lately, it has been storms that have set off my four legged friend. I have been studying the significance of storms recently and came upon something I had not seen before in Psalm 107:25, “For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.” There are times when you may feel like the devil is after you and don’t get me wrong spiritual warfare is real and happens every day. In this verse we see that sometimes God raises the stormy wind and the storms to blow in our lives. Why would we experience a storm at the hand of God? If you keep reading in Psalm 107, you will find your answer in verse 28 and 29. “Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.” God causes the storm to rage so we can see our need of him. In our culture today we are called on to handle things ourselves. “Get in there and get it done!” “You can’t rely on anyone but yourself.” are the messages we are constantly bombarded with daily. We sometimes miss that “still small voice” calling to us to come to the Father for our daily provision. So the storm rages on getting our attention so we will cry out to the one who has been waiting for us all along. I love Psalm 107:30, ” Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.” Does God need to bring you to a place of quiet this morning? Don’t wait for the storm to rage. Run to your Heavenly Father and let him quiet and refresh your soul.
Blessings to you!