As we sit, wait and wonder about the storm named Dorian, the anticipation and uncertainty is both unbearable and unnerving. Even in this physical storm, my ability to wait, trust and believe are being tested. For many of us, the same thing can be said as we face the metaphorical storms of life. When will they be over? How will I respond and what will my life be like after the storms I am facing are all legitimate questions which cry out for an answer. Yet we know the answer we receive may not be the one we hoped for. In fact it may be the exact opposite. We may pray for healing in our life or in the life of a loved one, the healing may not come. We may face financial storms and the difficulties they can bring and we may not be able to overcome them in the way we hoped. Time and time again, life’s storms can leave us desperate for answers and confused by the ones we receive. Why? I believe this is because many of us try and face life’s storms on our own or worse yet, we try and run from them only to be overtaken and consumed by them. It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, Nahum 1:8 tells us, “His way is in the whirlwind and storm and the clouds are the dust of His feet.” So, rather than running from life’s storms, we need to run to them. It sounds counter intuitive doesn’t it. Yet, Nahum tells us that “God’s way is in the whirlwind”. It is in the storms of life where we will find God. He has not, “left us or forsaken us”. He actually goes before us and is with us no matter the storms we face. Does this mean we should seek out storms to be closer to God? I don’t believe so. It simply means when the storms come, and they seem like they will never end, we can know we are “Safe in the Storm”, because our God is with us!
Nahum 1:8 tells us, “His way is in the whirlwind and storm and the clouds are the dust of His feet.”