It is raining today. This is not just regular rain. This is Hurricane Ida dumping on us rain. Think buckets. Think Goliath sized buckets of rain. And it's getting cold. I've got one word for this - YUCK!
And although I don't love this weather, it's necessary. The reservoirs need to be replenished. Plants and animals need this water. It's life giving. It may not be great for people with plans to spend time outdoors or those with chronic conditions that react to this type of weather, but it is necessary.
Spiritual rain is needed as well. Sometimes we need that difficulty to wash something away or for cleansing. Those tears may water seeds we are unaware of, planted by God's hand and plan for us. We may not love the rain. Most often we don't. That's normal. We can, however, change our perspective. Instead of focusing on what we do not like about the rain or how we think it is ruining our plans, focus on God.
Imagine Him catching our tears with the hands with a concerned and loving expression on His face. Watch Him carry those tears to a now tiny patch of fresh dirt. He pours out your tears and a tiny sprout appears. Ah! New life. He loving turns His gaze toward you. You can't see Him or that new life because you are blinded by your tears, by the rain causing the tears. But He sees you and smiles, knowing one day soon the rain will cease. The tears will cease. You will open your eyes, lift up your head and be surprised at what has grown because of all this water you now hate. But until that day, He continues to catch your tears, water and offer His peace and love as a comfort to you. He waits patiently for the day of your realization. It causes Him to smile and it brings a ray of sunshine to you. A pause in your watery existence. You briefly wonder where it came from but are quickly distracted by the rain starting again. God smiles and gently says, "One day soon child you will see and know that I am God and I love you."
Watch for your rays of sunshine. Wait for that day of realization when you will see and know that He is God. In the meantime, embrace the rain, cry your tears and know that He's with you always.
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” Isiah 61:1-3 (NKJV)
As always, be blessed and than you for stopping by!