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Jesus, Bring the Rain

My family has just made it through an ordeal, one that I don’t wish to describe here in detail.  This is for their sake because while I do play a part in that story, I’m not really a main character in it and so it is not my story to tell, beyond the fact that it was a true struggle and involved financial stability.  During this struggle, it truly gave me an appreciation for my past and for my own struggles that I went through as I wrestled like Jacob with God years ago.  It imparted on me some understanding of the purpose behind the suffering.  God did not create us to suffer, but starting with the choices that Adam and Eve made, suffering came into the world by our own free will. 

It is not an easy lesson to learn or to accept, but I think that without learning this lesson, one cannot be granted peace in every circumstance.  Now obviously I have not really learned this lesson, because while like the song ‘Bring the Rain’ from Mercy Me, my soul cries ‘I am Yours regardless of The dark clouds that may loom above’, I still struggle with ordeals and suffering.  I still haven’t learned to cast all my burdens to the Lord, and I worry and fret over my family and mine circumstances.  But every test that the Lord brings before me, either the tests that I personally experience or the tests that my family and friends go through, it imparts on me a little more understanding, and a little more wisdom.  It is this that I seek to remember, when I am presented with a new challenge of discomfort.  Like a ton of bricks, the song lyrics from Mercy Me hit me on my way to work this morning, and it was something that I wanted to share with you.

I hope too that you my readers also learn this lesson at the pace that the Lord grants you and that in your suffering you can learn to turn to God and give him your trust. 

‘Bring the Rain’ by Mercy Me
I can count a million times People asking me how I Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through The question just amazes me Can circumstances possibly Change who I forever am in You Maybe since my life was changed Long before these rainy days It’s never really ever crossed my mind To turn my back on you, oh Lord My only shelter from the storm But instead I draw closer through these times So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace Bring the chance to be free Bring me anything that brings You glory And I know there’ll be days When this life brings me pain But if that’s what it takes to praise You Jesus, bring the rain   I am Yours regardless of The dark clouds that may loom above Because You are much greater than my pain You who made a way for me By suffering Your destiny So tell me what’s a little rain So I pray Holy, holy, holy  Is the Lord God Almighty

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