So. Much. Rain.

It has rained just about all week, if I recall, and it looks to continue throughout the week. I enjoy stormy weather, no complaints here. This saturating wet season we are experiencing certainly does bring back memories of last years drought. That was a long and hot 10 months and I can recall thinking that I must need to move north because, surely, I could not make it through another summer after that. We prayed for rain for so long it almost seemed like it would never come (certainly not soon enough for my liking).
The heat got pretty discouraging but I just had to keep reminding myself that God will always provide and this blazing heat could not last forever. Now, there’s a song that pops into my head when I get discouraged waiting for an inevitable and needed change.
The chorus says:
Even the winter won’t last forever
We’ll see the morning, we’ll feel the sun
We’ll wake up in April, ready and able
holding the seeds and the soil of our love

Our God is a powerful and mighty God. He is stronger than any circumstances or trials that we may find daunting.
We have no need to fear or feel discouraged because we can find our confidence and our courage in Him.

Our God is GREATER
God, You are HIGHER than any other

Remind me not to feel so down when I should always remind myself that God provides.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Let that be our verse for this week as our spirits seek to remain steadfast in the Lord.