I woke up to the rain beating down on the roof, thunder booming and lightening cracking open the sky. It was comforting hearing the water hit the roof, it soothed me in my spirit.
As I prepared to write this morning I looked inward for a topic and I immediately thought of the rain and how after the storm moved on the world was washed clean, the flowers and the crops were nourished and the lakes and streams were replenished. What a wonder rain can be.
I typed in “rain” in my bible app and this scripture caught my eye.
““Rain and snow fall from the sky and don’t return until they have watered the ground. Then the ground causes the plants to sprout and grow, and they produce seeds for the farmer and food for people to eat.”
Isaiah 55:10 ERV
I was reminded that all things work together for good… yes, even the rain.
We often look at the storms in our lives as something to be feared or avoided at all costs, but I’m challenging myself to look at storms as periods of refreshing. I’m challenging myself to look at storms as a way for God to replenish some things in my life, to wash me clean.
As I look back over my life I’ve come to realize that I have never once solved a problem on my own. I look at the things that I suffered through that at the time, I thought were going to kill me, but they made me stronger. I look at the people I thought I couldn’t live without, I’ve been just fine; I may miss them but I didn’t die. I look at my life and I realize that once I started trusting God, I wasn’t as susceptible to the winds and the waves. I still have troubles but I’m choosing to trust the process. I’m choosing to look for the silver lining, the rainbow at the end of the journey, the pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow.
I choose God: “I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.”
Psalms 37:25 NKJV
What would you choose? Never doubt you are choosing everyday to either be happy or sad.