Thursday, October 25, 2012
After The Rain
Yesterday afternoon we had rain – and thunder. Then quiet. And a bit of sun peeking through for a time. Today the sun is shining. There is a message to my heart in this. Plans were in place for our daughter and her four children to move into a new-to-them home today after living with us for a few months. Those plans fell through. Yesterday it was clear that the planned move today was not going to happen. In the middle of the disappointment there is hope. After yesterday’s rain, the sun came through. I know that the light of God’s grace and love will shine through the ‘rain’ of these days for them.
We don't know what the future holds for them but we do know that a lot of people have been praying for them and God is still in control. He knows what's best for us. Always. That can be hard to comprehend in the middle of it all. While going through a similar situation in our lives many years ago, I walked through the middle of a store and my attention was drawn to a magnet on display. On that magnet - that now hangs on my refrigerator! - this verse: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’ (Jeremiah 29:11)
His plans are always right. His timing never wrong. There are no accidents with Him. Even though it seems someone else may ‘mess up’ the plan, He is still in control. He brings the rain – He brings the sun. The sun will shine again. I have no doubt!