Right now in East Texas, where I live, we are seeing hardly any rain. If you combine the lack of rain with the hellish temperatures we’re having, it makes for a really bad situation. We have large, old trees dying. These trees are literally shedding their leaves in August in an attempt to save themselves from death.
Earlier this year in the Midwest it wouldn’t stop raining. The rivers and waterways were flooding, in turn, washing out farms, homes, and towns. These communities were devastated.
They needed it to stop raining.
It’s amazing how life goes. It really is all about perspective isn’t it? There have been horrible times in my life in recent memory when I couldn’t get out of the rain fast enough. The circumstances just seemed to pour on me and I just couldn’t stay dry from it all for any extended time. Last night I was chatting with a friend and I recalled an amazingly tough time in my life – for my family. As I retold the story, I was brought to tears, but not because of the pain. I was crying because looking back I realized again how amazingly blessed I am and how incredibly awesome and faithful God is.
I’m as guilty as anyone in losing perspective on my circumstances, but at least in this instance, God gave me the opportunity to really see his hand at work in and around me.
How we react is up to us. We can let it rain on our parade or we can go dancing in it.
What about you? How could your perspective change in your current circumstances?