When looking for a Biblical perspective when dreaming of storms, we must understand the duality of storm dreams. This means the dreams can come from either God or the enemy.
When they are from God, storms can be a form of judgment against the wicked, as seen in the story of Noah and the great flood (Genesis 6-9). However, from the enemy, storms are used to create chaos and destruction.
But regardless of the source, one thing is certain – these storms have a purpose and can teach us valuable lessons. So, let’s dive into the biblical meanings of storms.
Ready? Let’s go!
In the book of Revelation, we see that God uses storms as a means to bring judgment upon the wicked. In chapter 16, we read about the seven bowls of God’s wrath – one of which includes a great storm with lightning, thunder, and an earthquake.
This serves as a reminder that God is just and will bring judgment upon those who refuse to repent.
Revelation 16:21, “From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds,[a] fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.”
2. Test of Faith
In the New Testament, we see Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-41. While this miracle reveals His power and authority, it also serves as a test of faith for His disciples.
Just like the storm tested their trust in Jesus, we, too, can use our storms to strengthen our faith and draw closer to God.
Mark 4: 39-40, “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
3. Preparation, New Beginnings, and Cleansing
In Genesis 6, we read about how God commanded Noah to build an ark in preparation for the great flood. This storm served as a means to cleanse the earth and prepare it for a new beginning.
Similarly, our storms can also serve as preparation for something greater that God has in store for us.
4. Spiritual Warfare
In Job 1:19, we see that a great wind caused the collapse of his son’s house while they were feasting. This was just one of many tragic events that happened to Job, including losing his livestock, his servants, and even his children. This serves as a reminder that we are in constant spiritual warfare and that the enemy will use storms to try and shake our faith.
However, I want also to highlight that Job remained steadfast in his faith and continued to trust in God’s plan. Despite everything that happened to him, he still recognized God as sovereign and worthy of praise. This is what spiritual warfare in the midst of storms truly looks like – having unshakable faith and trust in God despite the chaos surrounding us.
Job’s story also teaches us that even amid trials, we can still hear and receive encouragement from God. This is referenced in Job 38:1-2 where God spoke to Job out of a storm.
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?”Job 38:1-2
The key takeaway from Job’s story is that storms may come into our lives, but they do not have the power to shake our faith if we truly trust in God. In addition, God can speak to us in the midst of a storm!
As mentioned earlier, the enemy can also use storms as a means to bring chaos into our lives. In John 10:10, we are warned that the thief (referring to Satan) comes only to steal, kill, and destroy.
His ultimate goal is to create chaos and confusion in our minds and hearts, but we must remember that God is greater and can use our storms to bring order and peace.
How to Evaluate Your Dreams About Storms
- Look at the physical aspects of the storm in your dream – take note of the type of clouds, i.e., dark nimbus clouds, lightning, are there any rainbows present that signify covenant?
- What was the size and intensity of the storm in your dream? Was it a small, passing storm or a large, destructive one?
- Reflect on any symbolism associated with storms and how it may apply to you!
- Consider your emotions during the dream – were you fearful or calm? This can indicate how you feel about a current situation in your life.
- Pay attention to any objects or people around you in the dream – they may represent different aspects of your life and how they are affected by the storm.
- Reflect on any specific details or symbols in the dream – these can hold significant meaning and provide additional insight.
- Consider the location of the dream – where were you when the storm occurred? This can help identify what area of your life is being impacted.
- Think about the aftermath of the storm in your dream – did it cause destruction or bring renewal? This can reflect how you view challenges and changes in your life.
- Evaluate any messages or words spoken during the dream – they may hold a deeper meaning or offer guidance on how to handle a situation.
- Look for biblical references or themes in the dream – this could be a sign from God or an opportunity for spiritual growth.
- Seek wise counsel – discussing your dream with a trusted friend or mentor can provide valuable insights and help you gain clarity.
- Pray for discernment and guidance as you reflect on your dream – ultimately, only God knows the true meaning and purpose behind our dreams, so it is important to seek His wisdom in understanding them.
My personal dream of a storm, plus it’s interpretation!
I want to share a dream that I had a few years ago. In the dream, I found myself in a room made entirely of thick glass. I looked through the glass and saw a wild storm began raging outside. The winds were ferocious, and the rain was pounding against the windows.
At first, I feared the storm would break through the glass and harm me. I then turned to an advocate/lawyer who appeared by my side in a suit. I asked him, “Will this storm get into this room?” He replied, “This happens often- provided you are in this room, everything will be okay.”
As I reflected on this dream afterward, it reminded me of the story of Noah and the ark. In the midst of a great flood that destroyed everything on earth, Noah and his family were safe because they were inside the ark. Just like the thick glass walls protected me from the storm in my dream, the ark protected Noah and his family from the flood waters.
This dream also helped me realize that I was entering a season where I needed to remain in the presence of God, hidden. It didn’t matter what kind of storms or challenges may come my way; as long as I stayed close to God, I would be protected. I believe that the advocate in my dream was a representative of Jesus, our mediator (1 John 2:1-2 & Hebrews 4:15).
P.S. This dream rang true because I entered a season of spiritual warfare! God stood by me!
And that’s it, folks, the Biblical dream interpretation of storms
I hope this post on the biblical meanings of storms has been insightful and encouraging.
Now, here is a super important tip about storm dreams….When you have storm dreams that bring chaos, fear, and anxiety into your lives, these are often signs of a spiritual attack from the enemy. The devil knows that our minds are vulnerable when we sleep, so he takes advantage of it to plant destructive and negative thoughts in our subconscious.
It’s important to rebuke these storm dreams and cancel their power over us. We can do this by speaking out loud with authority and faith, declaring that these dreams have no hold on us because we are covered by the blood of Jesus. We can also pray for protection over our minds, asking God to guard our thoughts and dreams while we sleep.
Remember, we have the power to cancel any dream that does not align with God’s will for our lives. Don’t let the enemy deceive you through your dreams – instead, seek God’s truth and trust in His plans for you. With His guidance and protection, you can overcome any storm dream and live a life filled with purpose, peace, and joy.
So next time you have a confusing or disturbing dream, don’t be afraid – rebuke it in Jesus’ name and trust that God’s plans for you are always good.
P.S. You may also like my post, “15 Best Insights: What Does Rain Mean Spiritually?”