There is very little beauty in storms. They are devastating and destructive. They are massive and seemingly unyielding in their anger. They are ugly and fearsome. They are the sublime demonstration of God's awesome power. And after they pass, they illustrate God's best work.
Because you might have noticed that while the canvass of an oncoming storm is illustrated with grays and darkness, that same canvass magically transpires into a work of art after the storm has passed. The sky is lit with beautiful hues of red, yellow and orange. Things are peaceful and calm. There may even be a rainbow. This beauty is a sign from God that it is now safe to go outside.
And so while God does his best work after a storm, he inspires within us a desire to do our best work as well. When we weather the storm the ride becomes smoother, the skies clearer and what seemed to trouble us isn't so troubling anymore. Then we know, that it is time for us to do our best work.