One of the first things I do when I get up in the morning is to check the weather. What does the day hold? What is the percentage of rain? What will the highs become and how humid is it? How should I prepare for the day?
I am not really sure why I do this. It is summertime in Eastern North Carolina. It will be hot, really hot and it will be humid. There will inevitably be some chance of rain. And did I say it would be hot? That generally doesn’t change throughout most of the summer. Sure, there could be a storm rolling in that produces a higher chance of rain. But unless it is a massive storm, it could turn at any point and produce no rain. It really is the same thing most every single day. Yet, I check it – I guess expecting the app to tell me something different. It is almost silly how I depend on this app to tell me something I could have easily guessed on my own. And if I am honest, my guesses are about as accurate as my app. Hot and humid with a chance of showers – and boom, I have the forecast.
I find it interesting that we depend on an app but can struggle to trust the Creator of it all. We will look at an app to tell us how to dress but we don’t listen to God to tell us how to act. We will put some credence into a guessing system before we will have faith that God is with us through the storms. It isn’t that we trust in fact based, always correct information. We rely on estimates. Yet God has been creating and recreating since before our minds can even comprehend. And he hasn’t stop creating and recreating. He is doing that in you and me right now. Why do we struggle to receive his love? Why do we have trouble understanding that we are God’s beloved child? Why do we trust in things that don’t matter but struggle with the One that does? That’s something I will consider as I check my app for the weather today.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
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