THE TREASURES OF THE SNOW AND HAIL
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?” Job 38:22-23
See what a wonderful God we serve! Since He is the Creator of all things, He uses His Creation to protect and deliver His people. (I heard the testimony of how people of faith were unable to flee from a hostile army and our Heavenly Father hid them with a drift of snow.)
Matthew Henry writes:
“Of the treasures of the snow and hail (Job_38:22, Job_38:23): “Hast thou entered into these and taken a view of them?” In the clouds the snow and hail are generated, and thence they come in such abundance that one would think there were treasures of them laid up in store there, whereas indeed they are produced extempore - suddenly, as I may say, and pro re nata - for the occasion. Sometimes they come so opportunely, to serve the purposes of Providence, in God's fighting for his people and against his and their enemies, that one would think they were laid up as magazines, or stores of arms, ammunition, and provisions, against the time of trouble, the day of battle and war, when God will either contend with the world in general (as in the deluge, when the windows of heaven were opened, and the waters fetched out of these treasures to drown a wicked world, that waged war with Heaven) or with some particular persons or parties, as when God out of these treasures fetched great hail-stones wherewith to fight against the Canaanites, Jos_10:11. See what folly it is to strive against God, who is thus prepared for battle and war, and how much it is our interest to make our peace with him and to keep ourselves in his love. God can fight as effectually with snow and hail, if he please, as with thunder and lightning or the sword of an angel!”
People of God, as we keep ourselves in His love, blizzards are planned to work out for our ultimate good.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” 1 John 5:3
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28