The rain is fiercely falling against the house right now. I love when it rains. It reminds me of a childhood in the country and us sitting in front of a big picture window watching the lightning dance in the wide open fields.
Too often the beauty of its force is overlooked for the inconvenience of its power. Tonight with nowhere to go and no where we must be the familiar sound is comforting. Something so destructive also brings life and joy and newness. It is with this outlook I hope to take on every new challenge of this year. Seeing past the inconvenience or destruction. Understanding, never fully but maybe better, God’s will. To lean on him in times of uncertainty and darkness. When the sun seems lost and a happy yesterday is very far off I pray to find solace and soothing in His ever-present word.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”