Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; thou hast loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may praise thee and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to thee for ever.
Thought for the Day: Sing through the rain and show that God is leading you through.
“I’m Singin’ in the Rain, Just Singin’ in the Rain. What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again.” As I listened to the rain falling outside this morning in the wee hours, I began remembering the times as a young girl going out in the rain with my “little girl” umbrella. I danced and got wet, and it was wonderful. At that time in my life, I didn’t care what I looked like or what people thought. I just had fun. Then, I remembered going to a store last evening to pick up a couple of items for teaching and that I didn’t want to get wet. I didn’t want anyone to see me if I got wet. At the last moment before going into the store I thought, “I’m going to leave my umbrella in the car – if it is raining when I come out of the store, I will just run.” There it was, my childhood memory came back to me for just a moment as I thought about running in the rain. As I came out, it wasn’t raining so I didn’t get wet. But, I would have had fun if rain had been pouring down.
“Singing in the Rain!” As I reflect today on the times I had fun in the rain, I think about troubles coming occasionally and how I handle the troubles. Do I sing through them or do I make sure I am not seen as I go through them? God wants us to sing through the struggles in life and to show that we know He is with us. When we look to God during the times of trouble and pray to Him, we can rejoice in the struggles knowing that He will get us through every one of them if we lean on Him. I want to get drenched, not necessarily by the struggles, but by God’s love.
Prayer: God, help us rejoice and dance through the rain. Help us through our struggles in such a way that we can still dance and show our faithfulness to you. “I’m singing in the rain” for You. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE STRUGGLING