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.