Sunday, May 28, 2017

Severe Storm Clouds







 Storms... they come in our weather. The clouds can be spectacular... and scary.

Storms make a lot of noise and have bright flashing lights. They do the unexpected.











 Sometimes the storms come in quickly... they pop up and rush through the area.


















 The sky can turn so dark even in the daytime so that lights need to be turned on.

















 These pictures are all from one storm... that took about an hour to come in... the sky kept changing so fast. It was wonderfully amazing. 

I haven't enhanced the color, shadows or brightness on any of the photos on this post. This is what the sky looked like. Like I said, it was amazing!










 I was out when this was coming in and I was snapping pictures... and stopping in parking lots to snap more pictures.

A son called and said he was at a country park near us and the sky was amazing.. and I should come to take pictures there. The view from there was amazing because of the lack of buildings around. However it started to rain, so I just kept taking pictures.




 
This son enjoyed talking with weather spotters who were at the same park where he was and they were watching the clouds because of the severe weather.

We did get heavy rain, lots of wind and lightning and some hail from this storm. It was actually a day of storms... It would do this, then move through, settle down and the sun would come out, then the storms would come through again. The pictures here are from the afternoon storm that day.


 We enjoy watching the storms... and seeing the massive power in such storms. The amazing thing is that God is much more powerful than those storms.

We don't like the damage such a storm can cause, but we enjoy the colors of the clouds, the changing weather, the blustery day when it comes.





Our lives also have storms.. we can see them in the lives of others.. and we don't like to see the damage left behind.... the suffering. We can experience such storms in our life and it can be frightening to be pushed and pulled by such storms. What a blessing that God is stronger than those storms also... and He has promised to be with those who are His.





 How nice when the storms pass on by and the sun comes out again and we can clean up the mess left behind.

We do need to take storms seriously... they can do a lot of damage. This can also be true of the storms in our lives. We can take precautions and do what we can to be safe. Then we ride out the storm, trusting the One who controls those storms. His plan is perfect... even when it includes storms....

























Maybe you are going through storms right now... maybe you feel despair and everything looks dark and confusing. I hope you will listen for God's still small voice in the midst of the storm.... and that you will remember His promises. I know I have to do that in my storms..

  He is always faithful, even when we don't understand or like what we are going through.  A kind and encouraging word to others enduring their own storms can be such a help. I know it is to me. May we remember to offer that encouragement when we can.

How beautiful the results can be in the life of one who has faced such bad storms while trusting the Lord.

"What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee." Psalm 56:3

 Thank you for visiting.... If you are going through a storm or have sensed God's work in your life in storms, I would love to hear about it in the comments.  I hope you have a great week.  :)



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26 comments:

  1. fabulous clouds. and good admonition.

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    1. Thank you! The clouds were amazing. :)

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  2. Very impressive storm cloud images, and beautiful thoughts. You remind me of our son who was interested in the weather from a very early age. He is now a professional meteorologist and Senior Forecaster in the National Weather Service.

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    1. Thank you.... what a wonderful comment. :) So glad you visited.

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  3. Beautiful photos! And wonderful advice!

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    1. Thank you... I am so glad you stopped by. :)

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  4. we are in the rainy seasons now. Thunder storms and some flooding are expected ;)
    Lovely photos.
    My takeaway today 'God is stronger than the storms in our lives'
    Much Love from Nigeria

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    1. What a nice comment! I love that you included a takeaway thought! Thank you.... it was wonderful to hear from you. :)

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  5. What beautiful images. Wicked storm. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. It was an amazing storm system that moved through! I loved taking the pictures. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. Our skies looked like that this morning.
    I've been helping my toddler memorize Bible verses. She's just 2.5 years old so she only knows John 3:16 so far. I just shared Psalm 56:3 with her this morning and began helping her learn it. I love that this is the verse you shared at the end.

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    1. I love that we have such a chance to train our little ones... what a blessing to give them such treasures to remember and use all of their life. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  7. An amazing series of threatening, dramatic clouds.

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    1. The storm moved so fast that I felt like I couldn't turn and click fast enough! It was amazing in at least 3 directions!

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  8. I do like these stormy skies! They make for beautiful skywatch shots.

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    1. I love them too! The sky changed so very fast... too bad I wasn't at home and able to do a time lapse video on it! That would have been amazing.. but I would have struggled with which direction to point it! :)

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    1. Thank you.. it was pretty amazing! :)

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    1. It really was dramatic the whole day... stormy, then sunny, then ominous as another round came in... It was a great day to take pictures!! :)

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  11. Looks like your in for a heavy downpour. Nice shots.

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    1. We were... it did come shortly after those pictures! :)

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  12. I live in Florida and the forecast is rain for 3 days. I've lived thru weather storms and personal storms. God is good.

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    1. He IS good... thank you for visiting. :)

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  13. Stunning photos and a lovely sentiment about life and troubles. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful comment. :)

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