“Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies themselves send down showers? No, it is you, O Lord our God. Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this.”(Jeremiah 14:22)
Many parts of Australia are experiencing a terrible drought. It has been many years now since some areas have received even average rainfall & so our l& is suffering, nowhere more-so than for farmers on the l&.
We are asked again & again, to pray for rain. In many areas if rain doesn’t fall, crops cannot be sown for the next season & this follows ruined crops for previous seasons too. Living in the city, as I always have, it’s hard to imagine what it must be like for people dependant on what their l& can produce, in order to care for their families & to make a living. We see the affects of drought on our gardens, but it doesn’t threaten our livelihood, only the beauty of our surrounds.
At many times throughout the bible, we read of times when God withheld rain from his people, & also of times when he sent flooding rains. Why should our day be any different? It is still God who is in control of the rain. He sends, or withholds the rain as He choses. In some areas, it pours, while at other places, not a drop of rain falls.
I love water—to watch a rough sea along a rugged coastline, waves crashing in along a s&y beach, fast-flowing rivers, or narrow streams that me&er through the forest, tall powerful waterfalls, or smaller trickling ones, & even clear, calm lakes. I even love the rain. I prefer to be inside watching it, but I still love the rain.
The water reminds me of the creativity of our God & the power, or peace that His creation can bring to us.
Like so much else in our lives, we need to trust when the rain will fall, to our God, who knows more than we do, what we need.
About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is grateful that God is in control of her life, as she lives with chronic pain. She loves to travel when she can, to write, to read & her photography.