Rejoice–even in all of this never-ending rain

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(photograph: Cannon Beach/ Julie Cook/2013)

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will dwell securely.
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever

(Psalm 16:9-11)

I am thankful that in the gloomy grey of these rainy days that there is indeed joy and hope—for if we do not have hope—we have nothing.

One of my favorite contemporary Christian singers, Nicole Nordeman’s song Gratitude speaks so to my soul—especially during these times when I feel a bit of the heavy veil of gloom and despair attempting to drape itself over my world………..
(find this one on You Tube as it is a calming sweet prayer of a song)

Send some rain, would You send some rain?
‘Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down
Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid
But maybe not, not today
Maybe You’ll provide in other ways
And if that’s the case …

We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face
If You never send us rain

Daily bread, give us daily bread
Bless our bodies, keep our children fed
Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight
Wrap us up and warm us through
Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs
Let us slumber safe from danger’s view this time
Or maybe not, not today
Maybe You’ll provide in other ways
And if that’s the case …

We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude
A lesson learned to hunger after You
That a starry sky offers a better view
If no roof is overhead
And if we never taste that bread

Oh, the differences that often are between
Everything we want and what we really need

So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace
Move our hearts to hear a single beat
Between alibis and enemies tonight
Or maybe not, not today
Peace might be another world away
And if that’s the case …

We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessd beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
And if You never grant us peace …

But, Jesus, would You please …

2 comments on “Rejoice–even in all of this never-ending rain

  1. Lovely. More bread. I love it….Thanks!

  2. Val says:

    Love to you my friend, you’re in my prayers. Blessings for your week.

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