Monday, June 22, 2009

Rain Blessings

It's raining again. And though it's so dark, the drops falling outside my window soothe. In the storms of life, our anxieties build, our worries form an enveloping darkness. It's hard to see past the clouds. So where are the soothing raindrops?

They come in the form of words.

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion . .

Peace begins to sprinkle.

So do not fear, for I am with you. . .

For I know the plans I have for you. . .plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

His words fall softly.

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. . .

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Their gentle rhythm soothes.

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

The rain washes, freshens, provides growth.

And I am thankful for the storm.

Scripture references:
Isaiah 30:18
Isaiah 41:10
Jeremiah 29:11
Lamentations 3:22
Deuteronomy 31:8


Norma mercer said...

Tami---Thank you---just when I needed soothing.

Sarah Dawn said...

Delighted to meet you today. Thanks for splashin' around with me on my blog. And the rain, oh how I love it. THe sound of the drops hitting our metal roof on the mission field, delightful.

Rejoicing in the Rain,
Sarah Dawn

I'm going to be back to splash around here some more :)