I had a window seat on a recent plane trip to San Francisco. Gazing out the window, I couldn’t help but notice the giant, puffy, almost whipped cream like clouds drifting along the wings of the plane. It seemed as though the movement of the clouds were synchronized to the forward motion and direction of the plane’s destination.
On this particular day, it was clear skies, sunshine and white billowy clouds. But, I have also traveled in stormy weather where black clouds and thunder storms dominated the journey. With ominous lightning bolts in the distant, you wonder if you will ever see clear skies again. And then, without notice, the wind changes; the dark, turbulent clouds dissipate and clear skies prevail.
Isn’t that so like God? His presence moves with us in darkness and light, good and bad, joy and suffering, triumphant and struggles; God is always there. He has an individual plan for each of us and no matter the storms, fair weather or sunny days we encounter, he continues to move with us.
Not only does God move with us, He goes before us. Just as he guided the Israelites toward the Promise Land; He guides us. He is the ultimate navigator and pilot in helping us reach our destination. Make God’s Word your compass and you will weather every storm is life.
“…If God is for us, who can be against us.” Romans 8:31
Let God be your pilot regardless of the weather. Allow Him to move with you and before you. After all, who better to navigate your heavenly destination than the Heavenly Father? He has pilot instrument ratings for every weather situation. He is the great I AM; the forecaster of our lives.
Learn to move in God’s timeframe; He moves in a much slower timeframe than we do. Allow God to go before you and check out the weather conditions. When you try to move ahead of God’s timing, you will fail. You need to know where you are going before you can get there.
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” Proverbs 3:5