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Into Each Life Rain may Come; But Then so Does the Sun Shine Again

Into Each Life Rain may Come; But Then so Does the Sun
I sit at my desk this afternoon staring outside into my gardens. It is raining today. The plants that cannot handle the winter, my hubby put away; the back yard looks surreal. Ready to tackle the harsh winter elements, only leafless trees and plants sit buried in the ground now; all of them naked of leaves, looking wretched not like their once impressive appearance this summer. For most of the next few months, we will have rain almost every day; a slow drizzling annoying rain. Coming from Florida, I am used to the rain, but it seems that the rain falls harder in Florida. Accompanied by thunder and lightning, it is exhilarating to behold as you sit around quiet, waiting for it calm down; praying that no hurricane or tornado is following. However, after the rain stops, the city seems cleaner and smells much nicer. The slow drizzle rain, I stare at now, is pestering at the most. I have to carry an umbrella every day, and still my clothing will be damp, making me feel cool all day.
Rain reminds me of life. There is the quick hard fast rain; like problems that develop overnight, I find myself wondering, “Where did that come from,” the death of my mother an example. I have realized that, like quick rain, those complications, usually die out as suddenly as they arose; ending in either good or bad, but at least they are over with. I will confess now though, when I ask for God’s guidance, when the quick storms come, those with negative ending are not nearly as bad as they used to be.
It is the small disturbances that linger around, I relate to slow drizzle ran. Annoying situations that continue; jumping from one form to another. They don’t really get any worse or better, but continue to hang around disturbing my peace; just enough to try to keep me a bit anxious, regardless of all the other great things happening to me and around me.
Now there is unrest at my job, and I have to go into the office two days this week and experience silence, everyone is afraid to say anything to the other; what a terrible environment. Of course, those who read my blog probably realize Franklin is behind the discontentment; it is always him. Franklin is a petty drizzle, but nonetheless he is there. However, there have been times when I have allowed small concerns get the best of me; I did not handle them to well, developing depression and anxieties, like so many other people.
I am reminded of a song by Ella Fitzgerald:
“Into each life some rain must fall
But too much is falling in mine
Into each heart some tears must fall
But some day the sun will shine

Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts
But when I think of you another shower starts
Into each life some rain must fall
But too much is falling in mine”
When the drizzle falls, the next day looks the same as today, and the day before it. At one time, I would look into my future and base my life’s destiny around that moment in time. I foresaw the rest of my life entangled in that troublesome situation, but I found that not one of the images I saw came true.
But then the sun starts to come out again, and the wetness dries out a new life emerges. The best thing is, the Holy Spirit gives me strength to learn how to live through the drizzles. I live on two of God’s promises from the bible during drizzle times now. Romans 8:28 (KJV) 28 reminds me, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” My testimony is, I will return to full time writing at the beginning of the year so God is blessing me greatly, yeah!
So now when thoughts of defeat come to me, I remember that God is on my side and although things of this world push against me, God knows me, and he knows you too. Secondly, I discovered, Romans 8:31-32 (KJV) also says, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
Even if am responsible for the drizzle that falls, God still loves me;  sometimes he allows the drizzles to come because it helps me develop a greater understanding of my own fault. The situation refines me, making me better, and prepares me for the journey ahead. During these times, he helps me endure, but allows me to recognize what is not good for me through the discomfort that I feel in my skin. At no time during the trial, do I think God has left me though. Neither should you, he is there wanting to help us if we will allow him; because in asking for his help, when the drizzle stops, we find our true selves are even greater polished for God’s usage and our own good. God says, “Hebrews 13:5 (ESV) I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Into Each Life Rain may Come; But Then so Does the Sun

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