Let my teaching drop as the rain,
my speech distill as the dew,
as raindrops on the tender herb,
as shower on the grass. Deuteronomy 32: 2
For several years, the land in west Texas has been parched.
We prayed, even begged for rain.
The past few weeks, God’s blessed us – and the transformation has been remarkable.
Overnight, the bare, dusty fields exploded in green of every shade.
Life returns, seemingly out of nowhere.
Many times in the past, my life has seemed parched.
- The loss of the Columbia crew with whom I had worked for three years
- The deaths of my mother and father-in-law within a few months
- The loss of my job
- The move from my long-time home to a new area
During these times, I prayed
- For rain to soothe my heart
- For dew to refresh my spirit
- For a shower to wash away the stubbornness that created a dry, dusty life
God answered my prayers, when I opened my heart to Him.
Let me repeat that: when I opened my heart.
God never forces His healing on us – but, because of His great love, He enables us to desire healing.
He flooded my heart with mercy – undeserved but given freely to me
He refreshed my spirit with grace – the riches of a relationship with Jesus, my Savior
He showered my life with the truth of His Word – restoring my faith and joy
Was it overnight?
It was a slow process; with every step I hungered for more.
He became my
- and Friend
Every day with Him is sweeter than the day before.
Does your heart feel parched?
Pray for His rain of mercy
Is your spirit aching with grief, anger, or bitterness?
Pray for His love and grace to cleanse you and fill you with joy
Is your life dry and hopeless?
Pray for His Spirit to fill you with the truth of His Word and to restore your faith.
How God has ministered to you when you were desperate for His rain?
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