Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
Have you ever read God’s Word and wondered how a certain passage could be literal? The news headlines here at the end of October would make you wonder how God could say “stormy wind fulfilling his word”.
How could such widespread devastation as that which hurricane Sandy and the way it has caused such destruction over one of the most populace places in the western hemisphere fulfill the Word of God and how could God use such destruction for His glory?
There are several places that God used storms to fulfill His Word and bring glory to Himself. We read of some in the gospels. In some cases God stilled the wind and waves. Could He not have done that and spared North America this harm and loss? In some cases in those storms God just brought His disciples through them.
One of the things that God always tries to convince men of is that in spite of all their technology and economic resources they still need Him. Eastern North America had several days to try to prevent as much damage as they could but that proved to be impossible. As David said in Psalm 107 they come to “their wit’s end. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble.”
There are many ways that God used a storm in the bible to fulfill His Word. Jonah tried to run from God and God used a storm to get him back on the right track. God used a storm and shipwreck to direct the apostle Paul to the little island of Melita out in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea to bring the Gospel to them.
From our standpoint we often see the direction of God as a contrary wind hindering us when all of the time it is God’s control over our lives as the governor of a ship guiding us to Him for His glory. The ships in the Bible would go nowhere without wind. The question is this: Who is your governor? Who pilots your ship?
Christian, you have Jesus Christ in the boat, but who is at the helm?
If you have never felt God’s presence it may be that you’ve never asked Him to save you and you’re not His child. Admit you’re a sinner, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, Confess your sin to God, Repent of your sin, Ask Jesus Christ to save you, and He will.