In this broken world, precipitation ranges from drizzles to hurricanes. All contribute to beauty in our Father’s world. The gardeners among us understand this truth. Despite the disappointment and destruction thunderstorms bring, seeds are still watered, generating growth. Though trees may be uprooted, new life still springs up in the aftermath. This occurs in the spiritual realm as well.
Our God, the Gardener, planted Eden. Our God, the Gardener, plants His Word in our hearts. As we experience rain in our souls, will we allow an eternal perspective to alter our response to it?
When I rivet my mind on the rain in my life, whether soaking or teeming, my thoughts fasten on disappointments and disruptions, producing discouragement. If I focus on the seeds God has planted in my heart, my thoughts turn to transformation and growth, giving birth to hope.
Outward storms coexist with inward renewal.
Step back from the window and stop looking at the rain. Close your eyes and picture the seeds God has planted, and the transformation He has promised. Listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit, revealing truth to your heart. Let hope spring up in your soul.