God Controls the Winds

Perfect is a word I would use to describe the weather yesterday. As I walked between buildings at work, the sun shone on my face and warmed me all over. A temperature in the mid-60s meant I could leave my coat behind as I walked outside. I heard a gentle breeze rustle peacefully through the leaves above me, as I felt it blow my hair. The tall prairie grasses in the flower beds swayed in a rhythmic dance. I work near an airport, and I watch the planes lift into the wind to destinations unknown. Tranquility wrapped me in the crispness of a fall morning.

Psalm 104:4 “The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.”

Last week offered a very different scene here in Oklahoma. Fierce storms blew in with 70 MPH winds. Trees ripped up by the gales, lay across streets instead of gently swaying in the breeze. Power poles snapped in half plunged homes and business into darkness. Menacing skies forced everyone to stay indoors unless necessary to venture out. The prairie grasses looked beat down. The planes raced into the heavens to escape the effects of the winds. A cold, darkness filled the city with unpleasantness.

John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Throughout the Bible, we see God in the winds of life. From the gentle breezes that blew through the Garden of Eden to the air that caused raging storms on the Red Sea. The light gusts calmed Adam and Eve while the strong winds caused Jesus’ followers to tremble in fear. Psalm 104:4 tells us “The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.” God is in the wind. He can stir up the winds, or He can calm them. Jesus does the same with the storms in our lives. When chaos blows all around us, God can calm the storm. Then when things are peaceful, He can stir up the winds to move us to action.

When chaos blows all around us, God can calm the storm. Click To Tweet

Psalm 107:29 “He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”

The breeze of today reminded me of God’s gentleness and grace. The winds from last week told me of God’s power and might. I use these symbols to remind me of God throughout my day. Jesus is always with me no matter what kind of wind is blowing.

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Please pray for God to control the winds of Hurricane Florence as it churns towards the East Coast. Pray for protection of all those in the hurricane’s path.

Please pray for God to control the winds of Hurricane Florence as it churns towards the East Coast. Pray for protection of all those in the hurricane's path. Click To Tweet

Blessings,

Yvonne – #blogger, #speaker, and #author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

 

15 thoughts on “God Controls the Winds

  1. Heather Hart – Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling and award winning author, book lover, author coach at TrainingAuthors.com and owner of BooklyBooks.com. With the heart of an author, she enjoys working from home where she spends her days typing away at her computer, brainstorming new marketing ideas, reading new books, and encouraging those around her. Heather's desire is to help others successfully publish and market their books while continuing to author, contribute to, and market multiple book marketing and faith-based books herself - and to have fun doing it! In her free time Heather writes and edits devotions for teens girls for the website, FindYourTrueBeauty.com and volunteers for multiple other Christian websites. When she's not reading, writing, or marketing, Heather loves spending time outdoors and seeing God's beautiful creation all around her. Heather lives in Texas with her husband, Paul, and their four energetic children.
    Heather Hart

    Yes! Praying! So thankful God is in control.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Me too

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Amen

  2. I really like storms. I have felt what you’re describing, God’s power in the wind. I remember a clear time when God spoke to me about it. He tolt me I like storms because I might get wet but I’ll never be swept away. It was a really salient moment in my life. Thanks for sharing this and we’re praying for those affected by Florence.

  3. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

    Praying that people hear God’s voice in the storm and the calm afterward. God bless!

  4. I’m so thankful God is in control of the winds and the waves! I love when storms roll in (obviously the ones that aren’t destructive) because I see God’s power in them.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks for all your encouragement

  5. That was beautiful. I felt as if I were there with you. I love how you brought in Psalm 104:4. Praying for those in the path of the hurricane and all those who will be affected by the resulting weather. Be safe.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thank you

  6. Kristi Ann – United States – I am Kristi Ann, and I Love Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah, because HE Loved me First!! I am a PATRIOT for the USA and I STAND with Israel-Yisrael!! I am Pro-USA in our Christian Nation USA / Pro-Israel-Yisrael / Pro-LIFE!! I am a Christian in our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America!! Please PRAY for Israel and USA and our Christian Earth Everyday!! "Pray Without Ceasing." ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!! Our ONE True GOD ( JEHOVAH-YAHWEH ) the FATHER Loves us through HIS SON Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah LOVES You All Forevermore!! Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC Kristi Ann
    Kristi Ann

    GOD is in Control, Please DO Not Worry and more Blessings!! ( https://kristiann1.com/2015/09/11/gisc/ )

    Amen-Amein GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!

    GOD BLESS ALL my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and my Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    I am Pro-Israel-Yisrael / Pro-Christian and Jewish People who STAND with the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America / Pro-Zionism / PRO-LIFE!!

    Please Pray for Israel-Yisrael / Christian Nation United States of America, and our Christian Earth Everyday “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    ( Psalms 33:12 KJV ) “Blessed is the Nation whose GOD is the LORD; and the People whom HE hath Chosen for HIS Own Inheritance.”!!

    Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua, because HE LOVED EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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    Edna Davidsen

    Dear Yvonne!

    I can relate to this Yvonne. I’m used to strong winds, typhoons and hurricanes back in the Philippines.

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed by fear when the winds are coming.

    With love!
    Edna Davidsen

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne

      Thanks Edna. We were scheduled to y through the Philippines last year but got rerouted because of typhoon

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