Remember in The Rain, What He told you when The Sun was Shining
She felt sick to her stomach. As a matter of fact, she gagged a couple times, but no one seemed to notice. They were all too busy running for cover. The torrential rains beat down on her small, sorry looking frame as she walked. One step for today, the other for next year. What just happened to me? She asked herself. A feeling of numbness possessed her. Questions ran wild, like newly freed animals in her mind . She asked herself everything …Why? How? What? But mostly why? Her tears mingled with the rain drops running down her face, making their way down to her chin. She wished that someone, anyone for that matter , would stop to ask her if she was ok. Sadly, no one did. As she stepped into her front door, she felt her insides burst, and out of her mouth, came this painful sound, that though lacking words, expressed everything she was feeling. Defeat, bitterness, anger; everything .
She curled up in a ball on the floor, bawling. Her only competition was the howling wind outside, and the raindrops beating down on the roof top. She looked across the floor to where she had thrown her keys. Her eyes fixated on the key chain. It read, ’I LOVE YOU’. At that she let out a loud angry scream. She rolled onto her back, and looking upward, protested ,’You love me? Really? If you did love me, things would go my way. But it didn’t .It didn’t.’ At that she broke down again.
It was at this time that He started to speak. ‘Susan.’ He called in a sweet gentle voice. She did not reply. He called again, ’Susan?’
‘What do you want? Haven’t you upset me enough?’
‘Susan, I just want you to remember that I love you. I really do’.
‘No You don’t!’ She shouted. ‘If you ever did, today would have worked out!’
‘Susan,’ He continued, ’I do love you. I really do. Just because I don’t always give you everything you ask for, does not mean I don’t. Have you forgotten what I promised you? I won’t lie to you. I love you. Today did not work out, because I have better plans for you. Trust me. My plans for you are good’.
******* I’m sure at one point or the other, we have all felt like Susan. We have big plans, or dreams and when they get messed up, we get mad. Sometimes, it could be things that happened to us, or those around us. Things that were out of our control. In these times we may be tempted to question God. DON’T !!! His word says that He won’t lie (Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it?). God’s word is filled of testimonies to the saints of old. All of which were brought into fruition by His mighty hand, in its due season. He is the same God and His capacity and capabilities are still very much potent. If He says He will do something, He will. Trust Him. Pray it through, ask Him what you may need to do, if anything at all. Above all, PRAY, PRAISE AND TRUST! GOD IS ALL POWERFUL.
******* Scriptures to meditate on : Numbers 23:19 /Genesis 50:20 / 2nd Corinthians 1:20 /Genesis 21:1