06/10/16 He Thunders

READING: Job 35-37

Some weeks ago, I was in three different countries where rain poured at different times. The rain was so strong at times that travel was difficult, and I worried about delays. After all, I had places to be and stuff to do. What I didn’t think about was the power of God evident in the various storms. The storms frustrated me rather than amaze me. 

To be honest, I doubt the heart of Job’s friend Elihu was entirely right when he, too, spoke to Job about God’s power evident in storms, but he did verbalize words that have made me remember those storms today: 

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.’  (Job 37:2-6)

Those storms a few weeks ago came close to upsetting my schedule — and I placed my calendar and clock above seeing the majesty of God. Perhaps I need to slow down enough during the next storm to hear God’s voice in the thunder and see His power in the lightning. I need to remember that the rain and the snow move at His command. His majesty is so great that all I should do is worship.   


  • Please pray for me that I will not miss the hand of God as He makes Himself known through nature.     
  • Even if you’re wondering about what God’s doing in your life today, see His power.     

PRAYER: “God, You thunder in the storm, and yet You speak to us through Your Word. You’re powerful and kind, Lord. Thank You.”