Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bring the Rain

It never ceases to amaze me that when things go wrong (or at least not our way), it seems it happens all at once. It’s like rain in that sense. There are never just one or two drops, they come in great number. Today and yesterday have been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride in my life. It’s not that there are great life-altering things happening. Instead, it’s a lot of little things (and a few big ones) that are just not going as I had hoped. One right after the other, they crash into me like waves. I keep trying to stand on my own and I keep falling. Sometimes it’s even overwhelming. Why do I keep it up?

It is during these times that I cling to the only support I can trust: Jesus Christ. Regardless of what may be happening in my life, the rock of Christ will never fail me. It seems that God works best in my life when He brings me to my knees begging for His help. It’s only when I realize I am not in control of my life that I can trust in Him to lead me. Mercy Me (a contemporary Christian band for those of you who are unfamiliar with the group), has an amazing song that deals with this phenomena. Please read the lyrics below (italics were added by me for emphasis) to better understand where I’m at.

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 clouds that may
loom above because you are much greater than
my pain you who made a way for me suffering
your destiny so tell me what’s a little rain

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
is the lord God almighty
is the lord God almighty
I'm forever singing

everybody singing
Holy holy holy
you are holy
you are holy

I do not write this blog asking for pity. I write this blog as a reminder to myself and to others of the benefits of “rain.” I write this blog as a reminder that we must cling to Christ during trials. I write this blog as a reminder that God may have a great purpose in “bringing the rain” in my life right now. And I do write this blog asking for your prayers. I do not necessarily pray for God to take away the rain, instead that He’ll grow me in the process.

Grace to you,
Terra Santos

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