Today we are in one of those situations. We've had two days of rain with two more anticipated; our next sunny day is projected to be Sunday. Wouldn't that be a wonderful sign? After four dark , overcast days to have Sunday, the Lord's Day, awaken bright and beautiful.
We all need rain regularly. Lack of rain harms the water supply, kills crops, and turns fresh, sweet smelling air into dusty, dry and uncomfortable breathing. And, of course, too much rain, as is happening in parts of the Midwest right now, can result in flooding of epic proportions which frequently creates tragedies.
We, as mere mortals, don't make the decision about when and how much rain will fall. That solely rests with God and we have to trust Him in what he is doing. I know I have been through flooding in my time, like the tropical storm last year when we had thirty six inches of rain in a mere three days and my fields looked like a lake with plenty of poisonous water moccasins to be guarded against.
But, you know what? Once the sun came out and the lower humidity reduced the moisture, we had some of the most beautiful flowers and plants ever, and they made me realize that He wants us to accept the good with the bad. It is his way of testing our mettle and resolve and we must respond with the patience of Job. I must admit that is hard for me to do sometimes.
So, remember, whatever your circumstances, the rains are necessary. Always be thankful to your God for whatever He sends your way. Believing in and trusting Him will bring you great blessings.
Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. James 5:18, ESV
God bless you and yours and God bless our American fighting forces who are, as we speak, fighting to preserve our country and their own Christian foundation against pressure from within. Pray for them to be strong.
Have a wonderful day.