This past summer after a suicide attempt and I long conversation with my youth pastor and mentor, I found myself at the lake with some close friends relaxing.
While we were there, it began to rain. It started out as a sprinkle, and then a steady rain overtook our campsite and the interaction with the fire amazed me.
Despite the rain, it was still burning. Still producing light. It reminded me of myself. In the midst of the storms I was going through, despite the self harm and suicide attempt, I was still burning. I was still producing light.
I looked up and stretched my arms out and just soaked in the presence of my Abba Father, my Daddy God. Even though I was in a group with three other people, all I saw, all I was aware of was my Father.
I found healing in that rain. I found my purpose again that night.
I encourage you to embrace the rain, in whatever form that may be. Allow your fire to be stoked again. Storms will come and go. But He is eternal. Trust that he can use the seemingly insignificant things to us, to change our perspectives on our situations.
Rain is cleansing.
Rain is cooling.
Rain is refreshing.
He is cleansing.
He is cooling.
He is refreshing.
Hold tight to that.
Hold tight to Him.
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Until next time,