The Autumn Rains
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!” – Vivan Green
As Fall begins, I am reminded that the Lord is calling me into a season of “letting go”. My family has gone through much hardship over the last three seasons, and in many ways, I am holding onto lost hopes, dreams and disappointments. But through each season of hardship and uncertainty, my faith has been tested and I found myself with nowhere to look but up, choosing to trust in the One who owns a cattle on a thousand hills, because He is always good and always faithful.
God continues to call me to “let go” and to trust Him, fully and completely, without hesitation or questions. Much of my personal circumstances have not changed. But God is the same yesterday, today and forever! He so gently led us out of a very long winter season that seemed to have extended clear through the summer. But now He comes afresh and anew, and He promises to pour out the autumn rain of blessing over my life, and the life of my family.
Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings. (Psalm 84:6)
I am learning to see with new eyes. I am learning to see beauty in the midst of brokenness, joy in the midst of heartache and healing in the midst of pain. But I must choose to see it. I do not want to hang onto the memory of what could have been. There is joy in the letting go. As I surrender my heart to Him, all of my past hurts and failures, and answer His call to come and abide with Him, He promises to refresh my spirit with the autumn rains.
He alone causes my heart to turn and to change. No longer holding on to hope deferred, I turn and let go. I surrender to the One who loves me and delights in me. May everything that I am holding onto, everything that does not bring Him glory, fall away, leaving room for more of Him. I want Him to come and bring about change in my heart and abundant growth in this season of my life.
When the autumn rains come, you will find me outside, soaking it up, and dancing in the rain!
I am linking up today with Bonnie, the Faith Barista for Faith Jam. Will you leave a comment below and share your journey of faith as we enter Fall?