In rain, snow, freezing temperatures, or blazing sun, my husband could be seen on the golf course. As an avid golfer, little could keep him from teeing up and hitting the ball around the course. As for me, I was a “fair-weather golfer” and needed everything to be perfect before I enjoyed hitting the links. To me, it was a part-time social event.
There are times in our lives when the loving Father may become to us a “fair-weather” God. Acknowledging Him as the Creator and Provider of all good things, we find it easy to honor Him with love and respect when life is sunny and bright. We accept His plan when He meets our expectations and we see His blessings pouring in. But when the clouds of despair threaten, we assume He is no longer beside us. We view Him as an unkind and uncaring God.
Yet the Father revealed His care and kindness when He sent His Son, Jesus, to display a sacrificial love. In and through the cross, He assured us that even on stormy days, He is an avid God who will remain on course with us.
Dear Father in heaven, thank You for holding me closely even when I am tempted to believe that You are only a “fair-weather” God. Open my eyes to Your love – even during difficult times. Amen.