He rebukes the sea so that it dries up, and He makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel wither; even the flower of Lebanon withers. The mountains quake before Him, and the hills melt; the earth trembles at His presence—the world and all who live in it. Nahum 1:4-5 HCSB
While traveling in Israel I observed land that seemed to be like a desert without much growing on it. There were other areas of the country that were watered, thus lush and green. Some land is fertile where crops can easily grow while other land is hard and difficult to cultivate.
The land of Bashan and Carmel were known to be very fertile and fruitful. This verse tells us that God controls everything and can easily cause a fertile and fruitful land to wither and dry up. Just as Jesus rebuked and calmed the stormy sea, God can cause the flowers to wither and the mountains to quake. God is all powerful and in control of everything.
Challenge: Do you tremble when you are in the presence of the Lord? Take a walk and admire God’s beautiful creation. Realize that God created and controls everything. Thank Him for providing for your needs.