Friday, February 25, 2011

Jesus, Bring the Rain!

Yes, we need some rain sent our way weather wise, but not exactly what this post is about exactly.  Jesus, bring the rain. He brings all kind of rain our way and either we can choose to put up our umbrella's and hide from it or we can get wet, dry off, and learn a little something. I choose to get rained on.  There is always a life lesson in all of this.  This past couple of weeks has been challenging and he's definitely sent rain in my life.  It's been a downpour in the life of Kourtney and those around her.  We've definitely been challenged.  

Two weeks ago Colby went out of town and everything seemed to be great while he was gone and for a few days following his return.  Let's rewind to last Tuesday the day after Valentine's.  Doctor's appointments for all of us, missed time at work, test's at school!  It was a busy day.  Then Tuesday evening he calls and wants me to take him to the ER he's in pretty bad pain.  So I took him and what followed is not what we expected.  He was hospitilized from Tuesday until Saturday with Pancreatitis!  Oh, there was some rain right there.  Then on Saturday I brought him home and went to the store where I noticed someone had hit my truck while I was parked in the parking garage at the hospital for 4 days and 3 nights!  I will tell you this, he was kind enough to let me sleep in his hospital bed with him.  We rested up for the weekend and headed back to what we all thought would be a normal week until Thursday morning at 8:30 when he called me screaming in pain to please come home.   

I keep wondering how much more I can take and Jesus is sending the rain alright and it's to prove a point. To prove that we can and need to turn to Him during times like this because without Him we could not do it on our own.  I broke down once while I was staying with Colby, it had worn me pretty thin. I kept hanging on, praying for a speedy recovery so we could get home and get some quality sleep without being interrupted at all hours of the night, morning, day, whenever!  There were plenty of people from the church praying for us and coming by to visit and see if we needed anything.  Oh I did, just a little bit of sleep.  I think we've been recovering for a week now and a full night sleep is always appreciated!  When I heard this song today I was so thankful for all the rain that God had sent in my life!

"Bring The Rain"
Mercy Me
I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty