There is an abundance of sun for those of us living in the desert. When clouds roll in for a few days, we desert rats tend to pause, look at the sky and say…Wait…What happened to ma sun?!? We take it personally, as if the sun went away or refused to shine. The clouds tend to throw us off balance.
The clouds of life tend to do the same thing. Sometimes those clouds are so heavy they seem to contradict the very sovereignty of God.
Yet it is through these very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk by faith. ~ Oswald Chambers
The Hebrew word for cloud means “covering”. Eastons Bible Dictionary says…The word is used as a symbol of the Divine presence, as indicating the splendour of that glory which it conceals.
…the clouds are the dust of his feet.~ Nahum 1:3(AMP)
In Exodus, the clouds always brought the nearness of God.
Vaneetha Rendall writes…
“In the wilderness, the Israelites recognized the Lord in the cloud, as he spoke from it (Exodus 19:9), guided with it (Exodus 13:21) and revealed his glory through it (Exodus 16:10). And in the New Testament, God drew near to the disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration in a cloud.”
The clouds of God can bring recognition, guidance and revelation.
We learn a lot between the time we are born and the moment we step into an awareness of God. Much of which we need, no are required to “unlearn”…Whether it be the survival mode of our self awareness (code words for ego) or self reliance (code for words for stubbornness) or our independence (code word for disobedience). These things will hinder, not only our growth, but our relationship with Him. IOW…Sometimes those “clouds” are not for us to “learn” something at all but to unlearn the falsehoods we have been taught by others or by life experiences.
Remember…When life’s clouds roll in look for the Son…He’s waiting.