Bring The Rain

I was listening to the radio today on my way home from work and the song "Bring The Rain" by Mercy Me came on.  It has become one of my favorites…I had heard it the first couple of times they played it but had not really listened to all the words.   When I finally got to listen I was touched by the surrender in the words.  They speak of a place where I have been for quite some time.   I and my children have been through so much in the last 3 years that would have destroyed the faith of many lesser Christians.  I have had many people tell me that they are amazed at my faithfulness to continue to worship and praise Him.  While I take that as encouragement to keep going forward at times, I am completely dumbfounded that some people would marvel at that because as Christians isn’t that what we are suppose to do?  I simply tell them I have had my moments when I could not even look up or pray, let alone utter Thank you, Lord.  Even so, He has showered my family and I with so much grace, I so often write about, that 3 years ago I couldn’t even fathom what that would have looked like in my life.  How the storms that we endured would bring glory to Him. Just as the singer sings: "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…"  I find myself falling more in love with the Father who is my sunshine after the rain! 

 

                                                                                                   

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Bring The Rain
Artist(Band):MercyMe

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

 

                    

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I am yours regardless of the clouds that may
loom above because you are much greater than
my pain you who made a way for me suffering
your destiny so tell me whats a little rain

[1st Chorus]

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
is the lord God almighty
is the lord God almighty
I’m forever singing 
[2nd Chorus 2x]

everybody singing
Holy holy holy
you are holy
you are holy
[2nd Chorus 2x]

                                                                                                              

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The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Jeremiah 31:3

5 thoughts on “Bring The Rain

  1. Isn\’t God good! Can the mind even phathom an "everlasting" love? Is it any wonder He inspired someone to write "His Love Still Amazes Me?" Thanks, Shell

  2. fathom, not phathom . . . I guess I must have been thinking Phantom when I wrote this?!? Oh well, the mind is feeble. 

  3. Thanks for the encouragement.  And I actually have started getting out and having fun more often.  The private conversation I had with Liz that you guys didn\’t get to see was how tired I already was with what I had on my plate just with work, church, the commute to church, and whatever extra things came up during the week.
     
    But Friday night, Pastor Mark came up and laid hands on me right where I was sitting and prayed, "give her strength to carry this strength."  I was like \’YESSSS!!!\’  \’That\’s EXACTLY what I need!!!\’  Who knew???  GOD knew!!! 
     
    I think that\’s one of my biggest challenges and the one thing that has caused me to be doubtful that I could ever really handle a husband, family, household, etc.  I can barely even handle myself with this high calling I\’m pressing for (Christ Jesus) that I\’ve barely gotten off the ground with.
     
    And so, speaking of moving toward marriage, etc., is it\’s really no fun to go out and do fun stuff by myself.  Hence, I was not doing very much fun stuff.  All my really good friends are married and have families and so if they\’re going to do anything fun, guess who they\’re going to do it with?  And it\’s not like I can rent some kids to go out and do fun stuff with.  Even so, in recent months, I\’d been making myself go to movies – sometimes even the beach – by myself.
     
    I\’m really grabbing onto that prayer Pastor Mark prayed and taking that one and running with it.  That\’s my biggest challenge is strength to carry this strength – the strength of the Lord!  Father\’s so good to know what we need when we really need it, isn\’t He???
     
    Speaking of marriage, looking at your pictures (you were a beautiful bride, by the way), you and I were married the same year – 1987.  Except I was married in September.  Only I didn\’t stick it out as long as you did.  I left at the turn of \’89 and the divorce was final a year after that.  No kids – thank God!  I could see early on that my ex would have pitted the children against me and they would have been like a rope being pulled in 2 different directions in some pointless game tug of war – and I never understood what it was about to begin with!
     
    Anyway, that\’s that part of my story.  I like the part I\’m in now, personally…
     
    "This is my story
    This is my song
    Praising my Savior all the day long!!!"
     
    Love you!
    Carol 🙂

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