When it Rain, it Pours!
I know you’ve had a tough week. It’s been one thing after another and you’ve tried everything in your power to remain steadfast, yet things seem to get even worse. Then just about the time you see yourself out of one predicament, another one pops up. It’s during these times you want to throw your hands up and say, “When it rain, it pours!”
Life is full of rainy days, and no matter how hard the rain beat upon you, I believe your rainy days are an indication that God is getting ready to send you a great blessing.
Let’s look at Job 1:13-19. Job was an upright man who feared God, yet one day a messenger reported that thieves had attacked his servants and took all of his donkeys and oxen.
“While he was still speaking, another messenger came” and reported that fire fell from the sky and burned up Job’s sheep and servants.
“While he was still speaking, another messenger came” and reported that three raiding parties carried away Job’s camel and killed his servants. “
While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came” and reported that a mighty wind struck the house of Job’s eldest son and killed all of his children.
Just when Job thought the rain had stopped, he suffered another test. Despite all he suffered, we are told that God blessed his latter end more than his beginning.
My friend, I want to encourage you to accept each rainy day as it comes to you. And if you believe in the sovereignty of God, then you will recognize that He is in control of all circumstances surrounding your life, and He will not allow anything to happen that is not a part of his plan. Don’t waste another day worrying; but trust Him enough to yield to His design and purpose in order to recognize the blessing that accompany the rain. ---- “When it rain, it pours; or should we say, When it rain, it pours His blessing!”
“I will bless my people and their homes around my holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing” - Ezekiel 34:26.
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.