We expect sunny weather when there’s one small hand-sized cloud in the sky.
Elijah, on the other hand, expected heavy showers because of one small cloud.
Why such different expectations? Elijah had prayed earnestly for rain. I’m happy to report that soon after that one small cloud appeared, Elijah’s sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower (1 Kings 18:45).
Let faith in God, through prayer, inform your expectations.