He has a way of confronting our fickleness. He's always revealing Himself as faithful, strong and true to our easily distracted hearts. I can be so sure one minute and then a gush of testy-wind blows over. Quickly, I'm ready to lose heart and give up. There are weeks that bring great encouragement and then there are those that test us. They are telling; revealing that we always desperately need Him. He continually calls in every situation, "Come. Come to Me. I am all you need."
Under this big blue beauty the Lord brought to mind these truths. Nebraska's big sky can be a good place to gain perspective.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 2 Peter 1:5-7
As I rounded the corner, "More than a friend", by Jeremy Riddle came on Pandora. It reminded me of Who He is, even when winds blow. (Heads up: Cheezy videos like this one can be distracting so maybe only listen to it, not watch.)
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.
How priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men
find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
Continue your love to those who know you,
your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Doesn't it do our souls wonders to consider Him? He brings joy to our soul even when testy-winds blow and fickleness is exposed; pointing us to Him. He alone is our boast and that is complete joy!