Last night I was reading the chapter entitled “God’s Power over Nature” in Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts. It reminded me to not forget that God is in control over nature and not to complain about it. As a weather junkie, I am up for any kind of weather, especially snow. We have had some snow this winter but we have also missed a lot of storms by as little as 40 miles. I didn’t think I was complaining about the weather because I was wanting snow when most people were glad we didn’t get it. I don’t usually gripe about snow or cold or things like that. BUT—I realized after reading this chapter that I was complaining. I was complaining because I wanted snow and didn’t get it. It’s still complaining!!
Here’s two excerpts that hit hard for me:
“But when we complain about the weather, we are actually complaining against God who sent us our weather. We are, in fact, sinning against God (see Numbers 11:1).”
“We as Christians need to stop complaining about the weather and instead learn to give thanks for it. God, our heavenly Father, sends us each day what He deems best for all of His creation.”
I am thankful the Lord showed me my sin in this area. In the future I will give thanks for the rain, sleet and snow….even when I don’t receive it!