Sunday, November 29, 2009

Learning To Dance In The Rain

"Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain."
~Vivian Greene

We spend a lot of time worrying about how to get out of trials and tribulation that comes into our lives. Sometimes our storms get the better of us and we want to crawl into our shell and disappear!  We pray for God to deliver us from our afflictions. No one wants to suffer, but the way we handle adversity is equally important as how we handle our blessings. 

Storms are a part of life. There is an old song that goes..."Into each life some rain must fall, but too much has fallen in mine..."   Do you feel like that sometimes? God knows all about your pain, but if you are reaching for a higher level you must endure pain to rise to the top. There are lessons to be learned when you are stretching that can be learned no other way!

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 

Learning to worship and give thanks when you are in the valley is part of your walk with God. Keeping a good attitude when your world is caving in around you is not easy. Dottie Rambo put it like this, "The earth all around me is sinking sand, on Christ the Solid Rock I stand..." Your world may be shaking but Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever! 

Dancing in the rain is not the same as enduring the rain slapping you in the face. Dancing implies happiness in spite of the rain. When you are able to give God wholehearted worship even in the face of despair, hurt, pain, sickness, death, you will have learned something about dancing in the rain. 

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