Nature is certainly one of the most beautiful parts of this world; at the same time, it can be one of the most destructive. But is it destructive, or is it just cleaning up the waste and debris that man has to scatter across the face of the earth? When you see a hurricane or tornado on the news, what do you think? Is it about the people who suffer loss, or perhaps the cleaning of man’s waste on the Earth?
God made this precious planet for his prized possession, “humans,” to live on; He made it with all the beauty and comfort at His mighty hand. What do you see when you stand on the beach and look at the ocean? I can see forever, looking out at that great expanse that never ends. Every time you walk out of your house and look at that magnificent blue sky and the warm sun kissing your face with its glow, you should praise God for His mighty work on this planet just so humans would have everything they need to live a wholesome, pure and plentiful life.
Just take a look at what the Bible has to say about nature.
9 Bible Verses About Nature
Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them. “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth. All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea will look on you with fear and terror. I have placed them in your power. I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables. But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it. And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in His own image. Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth.Genesis 9:1-7
Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask he birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the Lord. For the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being.Job 12:7-10
Pay attention to this, Job. Stop and consider the wonderful miracles of God! Do you know how God controls the storm and causes the lightening to flash from his clouds? Do you understand how he moves the clouds with wonderful perfection and skill? When you are sweltering in your clothes and the South wind dies down and everything is still, he makes the skies reflect the heat like a bronze mirror. Can you do that?Job 37:14-18
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.Psalms 19:1-4
For the word of the Lord is right. He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.Psalms 33:4-9
In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hands. Today, if you will hear His voice: Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness, When your fathers tested Me; They tried Me, though they saw My work. For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.’Psalms 95:4-10
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord. For He is coming for He is coming to judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.Psalms 96:11-13
O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions – This great and wide sea, In which are innumerable teeming things, Living things both small and great.Psalms 104:24-25
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.Romans 1:20-23
You don’t have to search to find God’s beauty in this world; open your front door, look around notice the beauty in the trees, the sky; the clouds; every stone on the ground. They all have an extraordinary beauty, each made by the hand of the Lord. How mighty His power and the beauty, blessings, and love He continually bestows upon us. It all confirms these Bible verses about nature.
Turn your head to Him, and thank you for your daily blessings. Praise His name continually. Sit back, think about the last couple of days, and notice how many beautiful things have happened to you. Even if some things seem troublesome, look behind the troubling parts and ask where this leads you; you will probably find that things that look like real trouble are blessings in disguise.