Nothing seems more harmless than grumbling about the weather. But…it is a terrible sin of unbelief. What is at stake when we complain about the weather? We are questioning the wisdom of our God. We are questioning the sovereignty of our God. We are questioning the love of our God.

The current weather that we are now experiencing is the only weather that could possibly be within the all-wise plan of God. It is not possible for our God to do anything that is not in compliance with his perfect wisdom.

to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen. (Romans 16:27 NIV)

To question the appropriateness of the weather is to question the perfect wisdom of the God of heaven and earth. If any other weather would have accomplished his purposes then he would have provided it.

Our God is absolutely sovereign and is in complete control of all things. There is nothing that takes place, and that includes the weather, that is not determined by our God.

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will. (Ephesians 1:11 NIV)

It is easy to come to the conclusion that we are at the mercy of the elements, but that is not the case. Our Father in heaven choreographs the weather for us each and every day.

Finally, we come to issue of the love of the Father for his children. According to Romans 8:28 everything that happens to us as believers has been ultimately caused by the love of our Father in heaven.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 NIV)

To question the weather is to question his love for his children. That is why grumbling about the weather is so serious. It questions his wisdom, his sovereignty, and his love. Takes some time to ponder this so that you might better glorify him in your thoughts and comments about the weather.

2 thoughts on “THINGS THAT WE DO NOT OFTEN THINK ABOUT: Grumbling About the Weather

  1. Have you notced that we tend to complain about the weather when we get older? The 110 temperature never slowed me from riding my bike when I was a kid and I was not even a Believer.

  2. Brady – this is true. I feel like I’ve grown wearier of the PHX heat as I have grown older… but it is hard to disagree that that complaining about it simply shows my disconnect with God’s sovereignty in my life.

    I take this opportunity to publicly repent of my complaining and I trust that I’ll benefit from some accountability on it again next summer!

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