“God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.
They say when it rains it pours and it never seems more true than when you’re going through a tough time and the problems and disappointments keep pouring in, washing away and utterly defeating our chosen plans.
Sometimes it feels as if God is purposely afflicting us. But if we discern the rain carefully we will find that God is actually raining blessings on us.
If we will only believe our Father’s Word, we will realize that springing up beneath the pounding rain are spiritual flowers. And they are more beautiful and fragrant than those that ever grew in our stormless and suffering-free life.
Today, let us pray that as we suffer through the various challenges of life, we will recognize that it is not raining afflictions on us. It is raining tenderness, love, compassion, patience, and a thousand other fruits and flowers of the blessed Holy Spirit.
May our rain bring to our lives spiritual enrichment that exceeds all the prosperity and ease of this world…Amen!