Sometimes the lessons that stick the most aren’t learned in Sunday School. Sometimes they are learned at a Pizza Hut you stopped at on a trip. Today we learned about God’s provision in the storm
God’s Provision in the Storm
We stopped at the Welcome Center for Iowa and had a very friendly and helpful worker there warn us we were driving into a tornado storm and to listen to the radio to know what was going on. We did, and as we drove saw the sky darken to black at 2:30 in the afternoon. Soon we were driving in 50-mile winds and watching the rain fly across the road in sheets.
Each underpass we drove through had both sides of it choked up with people on both sides preparing for the coming tornado. Finally, we decided to find a restaurant or somewhere we could stop for an hour or so. We did a quick search on our phones and found a place we could stop 16 miles away.
We drove slowly averaging maybe 30 miles an hour and after a long time, we ran quickly into a pizza parlor. And in the 10 seconds, we were outside got soaked.
It was God’s provision in the storm. We found an open restaurant, that was large enough that we could be away from windows and empty enough they wouldn’t care if we brought in our boisterous preschoolers.
Princess and Batman crawling into their “cave”
Superman running across the room.
Normally we don’t let them run around at restaurants, but this was a special exception, and they had lots of fun eating pizza and running around.
Once we started driving again we truly saw God’s provision in the storm. As we drove along we saw three semis overturned on the side of the road. We passed a power line that had come down. There were several emergency vehicles that were out there helping other cars. God provided a safe place for us to stay and warm up. We got a good meal and the children felt safe.
Yes Mom, we are safe and I thought you might like more details than I posted on Facebook.
The Biblical basis for trusting God in the storm
What to know where I got the idea of trusting God in the storm?
- Job, Job trusted God when everything went down the drain
- Paul, Paul trusted God in the midst of a literal storm
- The disciples trusted God in the midst of a thunder storm
We see over and over again throughout the Bible, people trusting God in literal storms. They call out to God because they knew He would come through. Job is a different one, he is in the middle of a hard time, everything has gone wrong, but he still trusts God.
I knew because of all these stories, I could trust God, and He would be there for me.