When it rains it pours.
That’s the thought that I have for today. Simple. Salty. Shady.
There are times in our lives that rain feels unbearable. The days when family picnics are planned, vows are being made, birthday parties are paid for, and convertibles are on the road. The moment the rain comes down, in a split second life feels totally and completely hopeless.
At the first drop, your instinct is to start with hope. “Please don’t rain. Come on God, look out for me just this once…”
By the time you can see the sprinkles your statements go to doom and gloom. “I don’t know what I’m going to do. This day is ruined…”
When it starts to pour, you are running for shelter completely soaked and wet.
We use the same metaphor when several things go wrong in a certain time frame. Your life gets shaken. Your first thought is hope, following that, it feels stressful and soon, hopeless.
The part that’s important to remember is the end of the storm.
For some, it’s rainbows. The colors spread across the sky and hope is restored.
For some, it’s mud puddles. You find the fun and turn it into a new adventure.
For some, it’s the renewed faith in the earthly smell and the ability for new growth.
Rain is necessary. It’s beautiful. It implements change.
Does it cause havoc? Absolutely.
Does it ruin lives? Not at all.
Rain stops complacency in life. So the next time you feel overwhelmed, when simply too much is going on, remind yourself that without it, growth is impossible.
Embrace the rain- even when it pours.