You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.

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Life is hard.

When it is easy, it seems that it is only the lull before the storm. Something will happen. Something will test you. Something will make you want to cry. Whatever it is, those tears need to be shed. Whether in silence at night when everyone is asleep or bawling and screaming in the car, you are human. You are emotional. Let it out.

Pray to God to hear your cries. Ask Him what you need to do. Then listen for his response.

He will respond.

It may not be the response you want to hear. Maybe it will be. But either way, listen for his response. We can not do it alone. We must ask for help. We must seek guidance.

We must let the rain happen.

We must wash these times out of our souls so we can have that rainbow. So we can shine. So we can be presented as new.

A life of happiness and bliss would be nice, but no rain means drought, death. We won’t grow. We will sit stagnant and go nowhere if we aren’t pushed to embrace something beyond our walls.

Life’s pain makes us stronger.

It tests our limitations and forces us to become more. When it rains, it may seem like it will be raining forever, like it is never going to stop, but it will. And when it does, the sun will come out. It will warm us, and dry us, and brighten our life. Then we can look up at the beauty of our rainbow and smile, knowing we are better for it.

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  1. Carol Bisset's Gravatar Carol Bisset
    July 31, 2014    

    Your post was grrr88! Not long ago while traveling home on an airplane, I looked out the window and thought about the events of my recent trip. Within a few minutes after ‘lift off’ a rainbow attached itself to the wing of the plane for an hour. I couldn’t understand why someone didn’t say anything about the rainbow. Maybe no one saw it…but me! It timing was perfect since the trip I had just been on was filled with family issues. The rainbow and clouds made me smiled and I began to think of the good memories of my trip. All this beauty out my window was God’s way of showing me that my problems were temporary. Interestingly, when I got His message the rainbow disappeared, it was then I knew for sure God follows me every where I go, even when…I don’t follow Him!

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