When It Rains It Pours

Posted by Al Hathaway Tuesday, January 14, 2014

There is an old saying, "When it rains it pours." The moral of the phrase is that when trouble comes it comes in a downpour. Some of you understand, when trouble came to your door it was not a little drizzle, it was a monsoon. Trouble went from a little to a lot!

In the national news, you are seeing this same phenomena with Governor Christie. What started our as trouble about closing lanes, is escalating into possible federal crimes, maybe the improper use of federal funds, and the jury is still out on what other suspicious activity may be lurked behind his doors. He is probably feeling right now, "when it rains it pours."

Political commentary aside, you should always examine your troubles, because there is protection against the downpours that may come into your life. There is an umbrella to shelter you from the storm.

I've discovered when trouble comes to my door, to run as fast as I can into the loving arms of Jesus Christ. He protects you from the rain and the stormy blast. How does He do it? Well I believe that when you focus your attention upon Him, He transforms your consciousness from your troubles to His goodness!

"When you think about God and all He has done for you, you can only shout Hallelujah."

Since the beginning of the year, I have been attending a never ending stream of funerals of relatively middle aged people. I've had to say words of comfort in services for many people I have known, admired and respected. I wonder where does the strength come from to speak words during so trying a period in a families life? I also reflected upon my own morality during these moments. Then I begin to think about the loving arms of Jesus Christ and His powerful promise "to never leave you nor forsake you." Then my anguish turns to peace, my reticence turns to willingness, and my sorrow turns to joy, all because I think about the promises of God through Jesus Christ.

Living in Him and for Him does really transform your midnights into days, your trials into triumphs, and your rainy days into bright sunny days.

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