When The Clouds Come In

May 17, 2010

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8

Years ago, my wife and I visited the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland on a beautiful day. It has to be one of the most majestic sites on earth. When we woke up the next morning, I walked out of our room to view the Matterhorn once again and it was gone. There was absolutely no evidence it was there. The clouds had rolled in and had hidden the mountain from our view. But, when the clouds lifted, it was obvious the mountain had not moved.

Sometimes it’s like that with God. We come to experience Him in an awe-inspiring way. But later, the clouds of life roll in: disappointment, rejection, suffering. It’s like God is nowhere near.

But trust me, He has not moved. He is as sure and as near as the Matterhorn was to us that day in Switzerland, even when we could not see it. So, when the clouds move in, it’s time to show God you really do have faith. For in time, the clouds of life will lift and you’ll see that God has not moved – He was there all along.