""In the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are the sorrows, sufferings and providential circumstances, within or without our personal lives, which actually seem to contradict the sovereignty of God. Yet it is through these very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk by faith. If there were never any clouds in our lives, we would have no faith. 'The clouds are the dust of His feet" (Nahum 1:3). They are a sign that God is there.'"--Oswald Chambers
IIt seems that I've had too many clouds in my life in the last year. The death of a dear friend, that of my sister, and of two sweet aunts brought me to my knees. And then I realized that that was just where I needed to be. On my knees. There, I was reminded to humble myself and to beg for the Lord's mercies, which He, of course, extended liberally.
Joy for today: having clouds in my life to remind me of faith's sustaining power.