“Indeed, these are but the outer fringes of his ways! How faint is the whisper we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?” Job 26:14 NET
The news reports of winds and waves and power that unnerves us all, a power that is uncontrollable. Predictions are updated as the power directs its own course, and no one really knows where the wind will blow.
I understand that the God of creation made this world in beauty and perfection with all things in proper order for life and health and prosperity. But something went wrong, sin entered the heart of man, and all creation groans under the weight of it.
Yet, God provides grace upon grace, mercies unlimited, and a love that is everlasting. Even when the winds blow and the sea rages, He is God and His dominion has no end.
He is all-powerful and deserves our reverence, our awe of Him who holds all things in the energy of His hand.
Man was given a limited creative power that is wonder-filled when it is used for goodness. Beauty and ingenuity result. But his power unleashed with selfish intent leaves devastation in its path.
One day the Father of creation will make all things new again.
We must bow to the only wise God whose power is perfect, whose goodness is inherent, and who works all things according to His good plan.
Give Him the glory due His name. Trust His heart. Lean into His love. Believe in His salvation.
It is the only safe haven in the power of the storm.