I remember many times in my life, when the rain fell within the heart…to the place, where I thought I’d never experience the sunshine again. As one surgery led to many others, I began to see life, as though there would be no end, to what I was facing at the time.
As I continued to walk through the long and difficult moments of pain and deep heartache…a day did come, when God took me by the hand and walked me out of the darkness and once more allowed me to experience sunshine…deep within the heart.
One thing we must remember; is that no matter how hard it’s raining within the heart…it won’t last forever…because a time does come, when the rain clouds move on and the sun peaks through once more.
If we could only see these difficult moments in our lives, as seasons…seasons, where the rain falls, as a means of producing new growth within our lives; then we would be able to live with the hope that the sun will shine again.
In 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, we read… “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
I have come to see within my own life; that even though the rain did fall…and even though there were many dreary days to face…days that were surrounded by pain and heartache…the things that I have now taken hold of are everlasting, while keeping me strong in God!