But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided. Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained; and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased. Genesis 8:1-3 NASB
I like the Creedence Clearwater song from 1970- “Who’ll Stop The Rain”. Not sure what its actually about. But who hasn’t gotten stuck in the rain or called out to God to stop it? Problems arise in life like storm waters that you can’t control. Sometimes they are God ordained. That doesn’t mean God is not present in our lives. Noah and his family endured the flood. Then God “remembered” Noah (at least that what Noah’s perspective was). I am sure God had never forgotten him, though it may have felt like it. I love how the water receded steadily. Sometimes God’s care for us is a steady receding of the anxiety, stress and circumstances, not an instantaneous fix. The One who has power to make it rain, also has the power to make it stop.
What problems am I facing at the moment? How am I trusting God and seeking His guidance and provision? What new realities will emerge when the waters subside?
God, as this day begins- I am grateful for Your super-intending work in my life. I know that difficulties I face are often self-made, others are allowed by Your Providence so that I might become more of who You want me to be. Thank you that Your love and presence are available through every flood. For that I am grateful.