Guys… it’s rained for four days this week. The sun won’t shine. It. just. keeps. raining. And. Raining. AND. RAINING.

Typically, I love the rain. It makes my garden grow. It sounds lovely on the roof. It brings forth life.

But after serveral days… to be honest, I’m sort of over it.

This morning as I tredged through the water to feed the chickens and check on the garden, I felt a sense of darkness. Sometimes in this place of darkness it seems that it won’t ever be light again.

Just like when the rain keeps coming, sometimes our lives are filled with rainy, dark seasons. If you are in a season where finances are scare, your child is rebelling, or you’ve been diagnosed with an illness, it seems really dark.

In these seasons, we have to make a choice. We can tuck ourselves in bed, away from it all, and become a hermit. We can feel sorry for ourselves. If we turn to ourselves, we can get in a real bad place.

But if we choose to look a little closer, a lot is happening in the rain. If we look up at the One who produces it and know He sends it for our good, our perspective changes. The rain is producing fruit… even if we can’t see it yet. And without rain, fruit is impossible.

There is another certainty. While it may feel like the darkness lasts forever, eventually the sun will shine again. And when it does, the flowers begin to bloom and produce good fruit.

The season you are in today is preparing you for something else. Nothing comes to us that hasn’t first gone through the hands of our Heavenly Father, and we know that He is going to use this for our good and His Glory.

So in the time of darkness, choose to find silver linings. Choose to look forward with faith to the future, knowing that this is just a season, and another will come.

 

For your bible study today:

John 3:27 “John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together

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