I recently spent some time with my family out in Kansas. The weather out there is much different from what we see here in South Carolina. In the Midwest the past couple of years our family in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado area have seen some pretty dry months and a variety of severe thunderstorms (including some hail). Not only does this affect the crops, the pastures get dry, and the ponds dry up.
Every time I spend time with our farming and ranching family members I am reminded about how much they have to trust God to provide for them. No matter what they do they cannot control or manipulate the weather. They have to trust that God will provide the moisture they need for the crops, pastures, and cattle. God can protect the crops, however, if a field gets hit with hail he is in control of that too.
While God does provide the much needed rain for the crops there are times when they experience droughts, tornadoes, hail, strong winds, and a variety of other things that can happen on any given day. Many times the hail can come and go in a matter of minutes, but the damage it does can be quite big for many farming families.
Thinking about all this reminds of how good God is all the time. It also reminds me of how little control I have over certain areas of my life. Even though we cannot control everything that happens in our lives like sickness, weather, and more. He can and he is ultimately in control. And that is good!
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