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The Dust of His Feet

How big is your God? Is He bigger than your burden? Is He greater than your need? Is He mightier than your storm?

As I write this post, we (along with 50 million other East Coasters) are bracing for Hurricane Sandy. Our attention is riveted on preparation for whatever this storm will bring to the East Coast. Many friends have messaged me saying, “Welcome to the East Coast!”

Hurricane Sandy is presently about 900 miles across—spanning from North Carolina to beyond Maine. It’s massive! This morning, as I watched the clouds and wind passing overhead, and spent time with God, my reflections were drawn not only the magnitude of the storm—but to the magnitude of my God.

God says a lot about storms in His Word. And storms say a lot about God as well. Nahum paints a pretty cool picture of storms and God when he says, “…the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” (Nahum 1:3)

Think about that—your God is so big, so powerful, so awesome—that even a storm the size of Sandy would be considered “the dust of His feet.”

Having spent so many years in the desert, I can identify with the concept of dust. Dust is light-weight stuff. Dust is easily removed. Dust is only temporarily disturbed before it settles again. Dust at my feet was never more than a minor nuisance. More importantly, it was always something I looked down on.

Even so, your storm is no match for God. The very clouds that stir over your head are under His feet. From below, you see danger, from above He sees dust. He is supreme and sovereign over every sweeping gust that threatens to overwhelm your soul. He is your stability. He is your rock, refuge, fortress, and strong tower.

Nahum reminds us a few verses later, “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” (Nahum 1:7)

So, whether your storm is internal or external, refuse to be overwhelmed by its magnitude. Your God is bigger by far!

See it as He does—the dust of His feet. And be grateful that He holds you in the palm of His hand.

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