God And The Weather

Storms, floods, and earthquakes are indeed part of the present world. We sometimes called him natural disasters but they are not a surprise to God. Yes God certainly control the weather and sends deadly storms.

Somehow concluded that suffering or Carl because it is beyond gods control. This is incorrect. God has indeed established certain laws and principles that govern nature, but He remains sovereign over these laws. Psalm 148:8 declares that storms “do His bidding.” Concerning Jonah, it was the Lord who “sent out a great wind into the sea and there was a mighty tempest in the sea” (Jonah 1:4).

Old Testament writers did not hesitate to attribute the forces of nature to God: Deep cough too deep at the noise of your waterfalls. All your waves in Billows has swept over me” (Psalm 42:7). Today, God‘s creation is to often depersonalized. He is in control, and has His reasons for all kind of weather, both fair and stormy.

One biblical example is the story of Job. Severe weather had killed Job’s sheep, his servants, and all 10 of his children.

As Job suffered burger physical application, he asked, “ why is there evil in the world?” His rims were not a great help in answering the question.

Finally, after much dialogue. God spoke directly to a job out of a whirlwind (Job 38:41). The Lord made clear that His control over nature and His ultimate purposes were to be trusted, We simply cannot understand all the details of the divine plan.

Job’s testimony describes how trials should bring us closer to God, instead of driving us away.

The Lord gave in the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Job 1:21

Job 37:13 declares that God sometimes bring storms to punish people. This brings to mind the experiences of both Noah and Jonah; storms played a major part in their lives.

Scripture contains many examples of God controlling the weather and using them to direct people and nations.

How divine weather has changed history:

Global deluge rain storm ( plus Irruption of fountains of the great deep Are humans on earth killed in Divine global flood judgement, and all air breathing, land dwelling animals killed, except those saved by divine intervention on the Ark (Genesis 6:5-9:19).

Tremendous hailstorm and continuous thunder and lightning against all Egypt – struck down all unprotected people, animals, trees and plants- except in the region of Goshen where there was no hail (Exodus 9:23-29).

Tornadoes, hurricanes and drought

‘The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies. 

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means leave that guilty unpunished. A whirlwind and storm is His way…

He dries up all the rivers in Bashan and Carmel wither; The blossoms of a Lebanon wither (Nahum 1:2-4).

Very great thunder sent to confuse and disburse the Philistine army at just the right moment – saving Israel (1 Samuel 7:10).

Drought and famine judgments (Leviticus 26:19-20; Deuteronomy 11:13-15; 2 Samuel 21:1; Hosea 13:15; Zachariah 14:17).

Sin brought drought punishment and repentance brings reward.

“The heavens are shut up and there is no rain, because they have a sin against You” (1 Kings 16:30; 18:45).

Reign given or withheld from certain cities by God (Amos 4:7).

Thunder and rain gets peoples attention and induces right for fear of the Lord.

So Samuel call to the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly fear the Lord and Samuel (1 Samuel 12:18).

A sea storm sent to punish a disobedient man and redirect him to Nineveh was saved from divine annihilation (Jonah 1:4; 10:15.

Future huge hail storms judgment about 100 pounds each (Revelation 16:21).

A serious flaw I secular environmentalism is that it sees nature as inherently good and normal. The biblical record says that creation and the weather were originally ‘very good,’ from the time God created the world until the first man sinned.

“ and God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31).

Due to man’s sinfulness, the world did not stay ‘very good.’ Not long after Creation all of nature was affected by man’s fall to sin and God’s curse.The pain and sorrow of this present world, along with severe weather, demonstrate an imperfect world.

Furthermore, the worldwide flood of Noah’s time would clearly have caused radical changes in our environment. Before the flood, the weather was evidently very mild and different from today, it did not even rain (Genesis 2:5-6; 7:11-12).

Thankfully, a new world is coming, when God will burn up this universe and create a new heaven and a new earth (2 Peter 3:10-13; Isaiah 65;17; Revelation 21). Paradise will be restored. Once again, deadly storms will not be part of our world.

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