running through the storm
His grace, sufficient for me
falls like gentle rain
It was muggy and growing dark outside. I saw the dreary clouds overhead, but decided to chance it. It hadn’t rained in a while- so maybe, just maybe, the sky might hold out long enough to take a short walk. I had a family friend tag along with me that evening.
“Don’t you think it might rain?” she asked me.
“Nah, I think we’re safe.” I reassured her.
We chatted about simple things… how stormy the sky looked, how tired we were from a busy day, and how disappointed we were that there was no sunset to see due to the dark clouds.
Halfway through with our walk, I looked up and saw this beam of color through the sky. We stopped for a moment to take it in, and in the blink of an eye, we felt tiny droplets of rain falling on our face. I smiled and said ” Girl- we gotta run!!”
And we giggled like children as we frolicked through the rain that evening. It was so good to feel the rain falling on my skin, and to be smiling and laughing with my friend. When we started our walk, I never once worried about it raining on us. If I had thought about it too hard, I probably wouldn’t have gone…and then I would have missed out on being a kid again.
I thought about how happy we were in that moment. There are so many times that I want to run from “storms” in my life. Run from things that scare me or intimidate me. Run from situations that may take me out of my comfort zone. I keep telling myself to think less and pray more. Trust more. As the rain fell, He reminded me that His grace will cover me in any storm He leads me to…and if He leads you to it, He will certainly lead you through it!
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. Isaiah 43:2
Lord, help me to approach every impending “storm” with childlike faith… with complete dependence on You and Your sovereign hand to guide me through. Your grace is sufficient for me – and You are ALL I need!