It seems like we are having the rainiest summer ever. I know we should be thankful for rain and I am and I love that everything is still green and we don't have to worry about drought but it's July - it shouldn't rain this much. I especially hate storms. I don't sleep a wink if it storms. I just sit up in the living room. Scott always gets up and comes in to check on me and gives me a pitiful face because he knows I can't rest if it's storming.
But as much as I hate storms - something I love so much is after a rough night when I sat up and didn't sleep and it was hailing and blowing and I was so scared...............the next morning I wake up and the sun is shining and birds are chirping and that horrible night seems like a long time ago and I wonder why I was ever so scared.
Isn't life like that? We go through storms where we think there is no hope and no light ahead and then God answers our prayers and we look back and wonder why we have worried or feared or were sad.
There is an old Christian song from the 80's/90's by Ray Boltz that I have always loved called "Seasons Change". I try to think about it a lot when I'm facing tough times. I try to remember that after every cold, dark winter - there is always a beautiful spring. And after long, hot summer - there is always a gorgeous fall just around the corner. No matter what you are going through - it will not stay that way. God will bring about change.
Hearts grown cold
P.S. My mom wanted me to thank everyone who left her a birthday message yesterday! Ya'll really made her 60th birthday special! Thank you!!!!