Rain is Necessary for Growth | Thankful Thursdays

As I looked out of my window this morning I saw a beautiful glow that reflected off of my apartment buildings. I began to thank God for his light and watch as the light covered more and more of the buildings.

I closed my eyes to continue praying and upon opening them again, the beautiful light that was just there was gone. I felt my hope for a sunny day shrink but I tried to remain optimistic. Rainy days for me aren’t a calm, relaxing day like they used to be. After going through such a dark season of postpartum depression, moody days like this trigger a sort of inert feeling that tells me “today is not going to be a good day” I don’t even have to think it, it’s like my brain starts to panic and shut down because it remembers so many of my dark days that’s started out just like this one.

This time however, as I saw the first droplet hit my window I heard god whisper rain is necessary for growth. I was so busy trying to pray the rain away and ask God for sunshine that I almost missed it.

As we begin to migrate from winter to spring we often get a mix of funky weather... some days a beautiful and bright, and some are rainy and gloomy. Isn’t this beginning to sound much like our personal lives?

We have a good few days going, and then we get a couple of bad ones out of no where. Some days we are warm and fuzzy, others we are foggy and grey.

While typing this I got this beautiful revelation that actually isn’t so new after all! Our lives as human beings reflect God creation so much! In the big and small ways! It’s truly is amazing!

God is uncovering this notion to me that there is a cheat code. A cheat code for our worry, and it’s nature. When we start to see that we mirror nature in Gods creations, we see that there are seasons for everything, that in order to have growth, there must be rain, winter exist which gives nature a break, meaning we need breaks too! ( maybe even scheduled breaks!) spring time always brings so much life-but before there is life, nature takes a break.

I love it when my eyes are opened by God. I love that he has created this model for us, we see that the world never stops moving. It goes through this process, weathers through storms and can STILL provide for us. God wants us to be like that. He wants us to be able to go through storms and still provide. Storms are inevitable! But so is growth, if we mimic nature.

So as the old quote goes, dance in the rain and remember that beautiful growth sprouts from each droplet!

Matthew 6:25-27

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

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