dancing in the rain
Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. ~Author Unknown

We have had a lot of rain over the last few weeks. There has been more rain than sunshine, and I find myself dreaming of blue skies again. Rain means that jodie can't go play outside as often as she wants to. Rain means extra washing for mum or myself, when she does. Rain means that I can't hang my clothes outside and must use the dryer. Rain means a change in plans.

I have had a lot of 'rainy' days in my health. I wont go into too much detail on this blog but there are days when I feel great and function normally. These are my 'sunshine' days. And then there are days when my energy levels are very low, my brain is in a constant state of 'fog' and my whole body feels like lead. These are my 'rainy' days.

Having seen God heal other people and break the chains of stuff from my past, I know my King can heal. I believe in healing.But as it stands now, I am not healed from my current problems. The medical world say that there is no cure for some of the issues i face. But I know He can heal me. In the meantime, I do everything I can by eating healthy, forcing myself to smile, forcing myself to get out in the sun and live abit.. I have done everything i can to make myself feel a little bit better. Now all that is left to do is to put my trust in Him and continue to believe that He can heal me.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about dancing in the rain. ~Author Unknown

Sometimes I get frustrated when I have a few days of 'sunshine' in my health and I think, 'maybe, just maybe I might be healed', only to be followed by 'rainy' days again. On those 'rainy' days it is easy to feel sorry for myself. As I look around my world and see what I could be doing if only I had the energy and attitude, I feel sorry for myself. How do I stop feeling sorry for myself? I choose to dance on His toes. When it's too much for me, I stand on my King's toes, just like I did with my grandfather when I was a little girl. I dance in the rain with Him. I trust that He will guide my steps and carry me through. It's all I can do to get through those 'rainy' days.

And as I dance He whispers in my ear, "So don't worry, because I am with you. Don't be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with My right hand that saves you." {Isaiah 41:10} And as we dance, I let His strong arms hold me. Then He whispers, "Trust in Me with all your heart, and don't depend on your understanding." {Proverbs 3:5}And as we dance, I put my trust in Him.
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K Reynolds+

And as we dance, I put my trust in Him.

That is exactly what we must do, Shani. We must put our trust in Him... no matter what. We must remember that even in the "darkness" or out on the "desert", the King is with us as well for He has said He would never leave us nor forsake us. While it may not seem like it, it is just for a moment, only a moment.

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

I'm looking at your avatar right now, seeing your smiling face and I am thinking about the things which you have faced since I've known you these past few years. I am thinking about how you are a living testimony of the love, mercy, grace and power of God. You are living proof that God is "bigger" than anything you have encountered in this world and God is saying, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."


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Billy Beard

Great blog. Jesus told Paul something that I also go to often, 2nd Cor. 12:9, And He said unto me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness". People can discuss and debate what that was all they like, point is that Paul had prayed for this thorn to be removed, and I don't believe anyone could doubt the "faith" of Paul, and this was his answer. I believe that when he was going to martyrdom, he had the assurance of what Jesus Christ had told him, and it gave him strength. It sure does me, and I am nothing near who Paul was. He is God on the mountaintop, and also in the valley of the shadow of death. As you pointed out so well, He is God when the sun is shining, and also when the rain is falling.

The dancing, is our choice, me thinks. Keep dancing. God Bless Sister.