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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Word of Inspiration: Rejoice in the Rain

“Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.” Joel 2:23

This is the kind of rain that brings a bountiful harvest and springs up new growth. During the rain we may feel a bit sad that our sunshine is gone and the clouds have brought gloomy weather into our lives, but the rain and the storms are temporary. You may feel like you are drowning in your sorrows and that the storms in your life are too difficult to bear, but through it you are growing stronger and gaining wisdom. When the clouds clear, there will be sunshine again. The fresh water will not drown you, but cleanse you of old habits and negative thoughts that need to go and renew your mind with Godly insight and wisdom. The water will bring spiritual growth in you. Rejoice in the rain! Your harvest is around the corner.