Or in our case with such high heat and temperatures, it’s all anyone wishes for is rain. With fire risks and heat stroke always on the prowl, a little rain is just the cure for a time of drought. The song writer who wrote the song, “It won’t rain always,” was speaking to the fact that sometimes when it rains it pours, but it won’t rain always. Weeping may endure for a night but joy always comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
Today, I am speaking on another note. That although sometimes we have all the rain we need, sometimes we go through periods of drought. Periods where we aren’t sure that God is working on our problem. Like there is no life to our dry desert of a situation. We went without much rain for the start of this summer. Now we finally have the rain. And an abundance of it! God will always give more than you ever think or ask. That’s just the God He is.
Sometimes when we are waiting for an answer from God, we focus on our situation, and a little bit of anxiety starts to creep in. We question whether or not God is on the case.
But the rain always comes; everything always works out. God works all things together for the good of those He loves. (Romans 8:28) And God is ALWAYS on time.
“Rejoice, you people of Jerusalem! Rejoice in the LORD your God! For the rain he sends demonstrates his faithfulness. Once more the autumn rains will come, as well as the rains of spring.” – Joel 2:23
The latter rain I often hear about, is referred to as the day of the Lord; the end time where God is pouring out His holy spirit on His sons and daughters. I believe that is the time period we are living in. When the world is at it’s worst, is when God is going to pour out his spirit in excess. We just have to choose whether to accept the Holy Spirit’s outpouring.
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.” – Isaiah 43:19-21
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
What you have and what God has given you, will sustain you until the rain comes. Keep praying for rain, but wait for it.
“This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” – Habakkuk 2:3
Sometimes God is waiting for the proper season to send the rain, or the answer. There really truly is a time and a season for all things. (Ecclesiastes 3) God often time will use TIME to prepare you for certain things. So that when the rain comes you will not be overwhelmed. Jesus prepared for His ministry up until He was 30 years old. We have to prepare the fields and the crops to receive rain. It takes faith….and patience. Farmers I’m certain experience some amount of anxiety before a harvest, just as a football player does before a big game. The farmers prepare the fields to receive the rain, they sow the seed, toil the soil, then they wait for the rain. Football players train for years, and practice over and over in faith that they might win a victory.
“Then he will send the rains in their proper seasons–the early and late rains–so you can bring in your harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil”. – Deuteronomy 11:14
If it is Gods will that you are praying for, then God will open the door, and no man will be able to shut it. (Revelation 3:8) So prepare yourself, then simply wait and flourish where you are, until God moves you. He brings life to the valley of dry bones, and causes roses to flourish in the desert. There is nothing impossible to God! (Matthew 19:26)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13