Friday, May 10, 2013

Showers of Blessings

Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it. (Isaiah 45:8 NAS)

BlessingsWhen the weatherman said it was going to rain for the next few days, my wife and I were not dampened in spirit because it had been extremely warm and humid back home. We were on our holidays in Scandinavia and were looking forward to visiting the Briksdal Glacier in Nordfjord, Norway. When the day arrived for our visit, we traveled up on a troll car amid the raindrops dripping on our waterproof jackets with hoods on. The spectacular view of the glacier with its streams and waterfall was an amazing sight to behold and it was well worth the visit despite the bad weather.

Many a time, we are too easily dampened in spirit when we hear or know something difficult or unpleasant is brewing up and coming our way. As believers in the Lord, there is no need for us to fear because God is always looking out for us. Even if we are amid tough times or going through the ‘bad weather’ right now, we can still enjoy and behold the wonders of God’s great love for us.

Like showers and raindrops which are often symbolized in the Bible as blessings from heaven poured down dripping upon us in abundance, much more God is willing to bless us (Job 36:27-28; Ezekiel 24:26). Our LORD is always ready to open His rich treasury, the heavens, to give us rain on our land in its season and to bless all the work of our hand (Deuteronomy 28:12).

Are we troubled by what lies ahead or burdened by the things happening right now? Jesus said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:1-2).

Rather than be fearful or burdened, therefore, let us rise above our circumstances and put our complete trust in God. Ask of Him to drip down from the heavens and pour down His righteous deliverance. Pray that the earth may open up to God’s salvation and spring forth to bear fruit (Isaiah 45:8). 

Thank You, dear Lord, for always looking out for us and blessing us. You O Lord are an amazing God. You care for us and comfort us when we are troubled and grant us rest when we are heavy-laden. Amid our difficult times Lord, You are always present with us, and we are able to experience Your deep love for us. Pour down Your righteous deliverance Lord and let the earth open up to Your salvation that through us Your good news may spring forth to the world and bear fruit. In You Lord we put our complete trust and rise above our fears and circumstances.

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