I read this story the other day….
One day C.H. Spurgeon was walking through the English countryside with a friend. As they strolled along, the evangelist noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: “God is love.” Spurgeon remarked to his companion that he thought this was a rather inappropriate place for such a message. “Weather vanes are changeable,” he said, “but God’s love is constant.” “I don’t agree with you about those words, Charles,” replied his friend. “You misunderstood the meaning. That sign is indicating a truth: Regardless of which way the wind blows, God is love.”
(as quoted in “A Hope Deferred” by J. Stephen Yuille, page 142, original source unknown)
No matter what is happening in our lives, it is in the hands of a God who loves us. Unconditionally. Always.
He is all powerful and sovereign over all His creation. He is sovereign over our lives when things are going well. And He is sovereign in the difficulties. In complete chaos. In bitter pain. In uncertain times.
Job, upon losing everything he loved and held dear, had only one response:
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” (Job 1: 20-21, NIV).
Job knew his God. He trusted that whatever occurred in his life was being filtered through the very hands of a loving God.
He holds the way the winds blow.
Â I am linking with these blogs today …. Hear It, Use It and Sharing His Beauty and Inspire Me Monday and Motivation Monday and Mommy Monday and Making Your Home Sing and Living Proverbs 31 and The Better Mom and Playdates With God and The Modest Mom .