Praise God in Soggy Circumstances

Summertime brings some of this Florida girl’s favorite things: from beach volleyball to stunning sunsets to outdoor adventures.

Along with its golden glory, the season also presents undesirable side effects like thunderstorms that rain out weeknight runs with friends and weekend water plans.

Anyone who’s lived in this state long knows what I mean. While I would choose sunshine over rain any day, the rain has its place. Yes, it keeps the grass green, but it also speaks a needed reminder to my heart.

Rain reminds me to thank God even when I’d prefer sunshine.

Life’s that way, isn’t it? Perhaps you had your heart set on one plan, and God shifts you somewhere else. Maybe that proverbial door just won’t open, or one chapter you’d like to close won’t stay shut.

How do we say thanks in the rain?

  1. Be honest with God. You can tell Him you’re disappointed. He listens and cares (I Peter 5:7).
  2. Commit your soggy circumstances to Him (Proverbs 3:5-6).
  3. Thank Him for being faithful through them (Lamentations 3:22-23).

Though we might be tempted to eye those billowing clouds with contempt, we can learn to thank God for them. Disruptions, delays, and detours are part of life’s journey. If we can recognize God’s design in them, we can praise Him in both sunshine and rain.

His Word makes clear that from dawn to dusk, come what may, we are to thank him.

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord‘s name is to be praised (Psalm 113:3 KJV).

No one likes soppy socks (or a soppy spirit). Peel them off, and praise Him where He’s placed you.

~ Kristen

 

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