Rain During Drought

The last couple of days have been dreary with rain.  Looking out the window and seeing the downpour puts you in a melancholy mood.  What is it about rain?  The sky is dark, the thunder clapping, listening to the raindrops hitting on the air conditioning. For some, it puts them in a depressed mood, for me, it makes me want to sleep. 

All in all, the rain is needed right now in Southeast Texas.  Our grass is parched.  It has been extremely hot and the rain brings relief.  Rain brings life to things that are dying.

So it is, with our spiritual lives.  Often we grow parched in Spirit.  We feel dry and when the heat is on, we feel as if we are going to wither.  Then comes the rain.  The rain of the Holy Spirit in our lives that brings refreshing to our drying soul.  We must get in the rain.  We must allow the working of the Lord in our lives. 

When we are parched, we must make the most of every opportunity to pray and spend time in His Word.  It brings life to our weary soul.  We must trust in Him at all times, even when we least feel like it.  We must cling to Him! 

Jeremiah 17 gives us a picture of the person who trusts the Lord.  “ Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. 8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8

If we will trust in Him, we will be planted by the waters and we do not need to worry when drought comes.  He will sustain us and help us bear fruit, even in the midst of drought.

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