The Rain

Isaiah 55:8-138 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
10 “The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
producing seed for the farmer
and bread for the hungry.
11 It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
12 You will live in joy and peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into song,
and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
13 Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow.
Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up.
These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name;
they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”

We read these verses in church today and I felt compelled to share them. Living on this world at times does not make sense. We don’t know what God is doing.

He allows rain and snow to come into our life and, seemingly, ruin everything. Our lives become effectively delayed while the snow melts and the flooding subsides. Sometimes, the effects are greater than a delay and we lose power or become damaged.

I love this verse though because it shows that this same rain and snow is used to grow the most beautiful things in us. The rain effectively wipes away the unsightly things in outlives and gives life to the beautiful things God has for us.

Through the rain, or trial, God will accomplish exactly what He wants of you.

 

 

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