RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As a child I used to think of rainy days as a time to escape to my books.  I loved to read, and a rainy day was the perfect time to do so.  I also used to think that rain was the result of God’s tears falling over us and cleansing us from our sins.  Mom used to say that thunder meant that the angels were bowling in heaven.  It’s funny all the ideas we can conjure up when we think about rain and storms.

However, there’s nothing funny about the storms we experience in our daily lives. There really is no escaping a rainy day.  It’s all part of God’s plan to nurture the earth and bring forth fruit, but sometimes the storms become impossible to handle and we get flooded with worry. The things we hope for don’t always come to be.  Our prayers aren’t always answered in the way we want them to be. Our desires often give way to the needs of our families and many times there are not enough dollars to cover them.

I always wanted to dance in the rain, like Gene Kelly did in the movies.  What fun to stomp on those puddles and let the drops trickle down your face as you did a soft shoe down the lane.  In a way, doing so meant making something good out of a bad situation.  When we can accomplish that, with God’s help, we can really sing in the rain. Even the toughest of situations seem a little less difficult if you can find some good in them.  For example, you’re late for work because you couldn’t get the kids moving this morning.  It so happens, had you left at your usual time, you may have been involved in an accident that occurred along your normal route.  Or maybe your electricity went out because of the storm and a kind neighbor offered to store your refrigerated items in their home. Suppose your health is failing and you may even be facing death.  Someone comes to spend the day with you or do chores for you or simply prays with you.  The storms seem a little easier then.

Wouldn’t it be fun to be a kid again, don your rain boots and go splashing through the puddles?  God made rain for a purpose and maybe part of that purpose is to give us hope for a brighter tomorrow. So go on and enjoy the moment – the day – the rain. What’s stopping you?

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Cloudy, cold, and windy here today. I had planned to work on the front patio today. The changed plan includes other things I like to do. Can’t gripe about that.

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  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, this lifted my heart and made me smile! Spring was here a day and left, but will be back! Today I went to a live show in Branson. The name of the group is SIX (6 brothers). It was raining and storming and literally, I donned my umbrella and sang my way through the afternoon. My parents had to cancel as my Dad’s eyesight is worsening (they’ll have to do a cornea transplant) and Mom can’t drive in this. I moved their tickets to May and decided to meet my friend Rita anyway. I’m glad I did! Thank you for always inspiring us! Sending love and hugs! How are you? How is Paul? 💚♥️

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Still taking baby steps, but he is getting better. I’m dealing with a co-writer who has no flexibility right now. People are so consumed by anger these days. I think that’s what’s stirring this. Sounds like things are going well for you. Prayers for your mom and dad.

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      • K.L. Hale says:

        I’m glad to hear he’s taking steps in the right direction! Isn’t anger so hard to deal with? I’ve had to remove myself from tense situations. I was in the middle of one involving 3 very strong women (I serve on our County Board for the disabled) and I was so thankful to God for helping me navigate the emotions and operate on the mission alone. After the tough winter things seem to be moving in a good direction. I actually completed a Power Point (haven’t done that in YEARS) and a presentation for pre-K and primary parents in two days next week and also arranged to visit 8 classrooms in April. I had been very sad about not getting to make plans to travel to see my sons and grandkids; but am thankful to God that I found out they will all be closer within two years (prayers on their next assignments are appreciated!). I will see my neurologist on April 6th. Mom and Dad are doing their best, too! Mom’s sister, my Aunt Connie, is coming from St. Louis to visit this weekend. It will be good for her and all of us. You and Paul are in my heart and on my mind a lot. I think of you as I do family and my parents. You and so many wise Christ followers have been the biggest blessing to me through this blogging journey. I’ll be praying about the “flexible”‘scheduling too! Love and hugs sweet Kathy. ♥️♥️🙏🏻🙏🏻🤗

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Thanks. I feel like you’re family too❤️

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  3. Wonderful and inspiring post! You’re right. God works in our rainy days too.

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