One of the many things I’m grateful for are ‘rainy’ situations. Yup!!! I feel like, somehow they are there for a reason. Let me explain!!!
No matter how heavy a rain falls, the sun will always shine, there will be warmth, there will be a dose of fresh air and most importantly, there will be growth (One of the lessons I got from Madea’s witness protection. Thanks Mr. Perry!!!!!)
Rainy situations are around specifically for the reasons stated above. Sometimes though, it’s hard and uncomfortable and ugly. Like imagine losing all of your ‘life’ documents and properties to a flood or fire; or losing a beloved one to death; or struggling to survive each day 'cos you've got only mom taking care of you and your kid sister; or being jilted by that guy you've been with for 7 years; or growing up in the projects. The list can go on.
But, no matter how difficult your rainy situation is, remember that the sun will eventually shine.
Yesterday, I came across this Bible verse in James 1:2-8:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
My first thought was, "Uhmm, God, How can I be JOYFUL when facing many trials?"
But God says so. And as long as you ask Him for strength and Help, He will give you. He would walk with you and help you through the storm ‘cos He loves You.
Ps: walking through the rain teaches you FAITH, ENDURANCE and makes you COMPLETE. Wow!
One rainy day ago, me and my amazingly God-sent angelic boyfriend had this ‘crazy-unnecessary-annoying-long’ argument and after the tears and 'I-wont-talk-to-you-anymore' and eventual forgiveness and make-up .^_^. we recognized that no matter how ‘lovey dovey’ we are, we would always have rainy situations in our relationships. However, they are there to make to make us grow, to breathe a dose of fresh air into our lives and to draw us closer to each other and God (God did help us through this one, I tell ya ~winks~)...
|I sent this to my darling and he wouldn't stop laughing :))|
It might be all tears some 'rainy' days ago but soon and very soon, you will surely find peace and completeness.
Be joyful no matter how crazy your situation is. Always focus on the light at the end of the tunnel and remember that God is with you through the heavy wind and the millions of tiny raindrops….
Thanks a billion for reading…..