Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunshine and Rain: We Need Both

 I'm an on and off again person.

When the sun is shining for days on end, I ask for rain.

I write best when I am sad or depressed. 
This again is a repeated post from 2012.
This year I would like to forget, 
but there are lessons in the storm.

I hope you find comfort here.

When the clouds hover over in hopes of rain, I long for the sun.

I think God must understand because he gives me enough of both.

It's been a little overcast this weekend with clouds you enjoy at the beach...the clouds that block the direct rays and usher in the wind...the kind that make you comfortable, so comfortable in fact that you remain too long and yearn for sweet relief from the burn.

Too much sun can burn.  Too much rain can flood.

Without the rain, 
we'd miss the beauty of the rainbow.

My thoughts are swirling everywhere today.  I'm a bit melancholy over many things.

Do I need to hide myself from the storm and rest awhile or do I need a little more of the sun SON?

I'm glad my Father knows what I have need of before I ask Him. 

Looking for comfort today, I found these words...

"Moses said to the people, do not be afraid, God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.  The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was."  Exodus 20:21

"Embrace the cloud and thick darkness because that is where I am."

I read so much that I don't know where this came from (Either Beth Moore or Anne Graham Lotz), but I know that I need it today, "Look toward the desert of emptiness, dryness and weakness and glimpse His glory in the clouds."

Today I'll Choose to Embrace the Clouds.  I don't want to miss HIS GLORY! 



  1. Beautifully written, Bonnie. "Look toward the desert of emptiness, dryness and weakness and glimpse His glory in the clouds." Looking to the clouds to catch that glimpse of His glory when we are in the desert definitely helps me to understand the desert a bit better. Thanks so much for sharing that quote, well as your heart.

  2. Oh, this is so good, Bonnie. Like you, I love rainy days among my sunshine...too many sunny days in a row get to me after a while. Also, like you, I tend to think more when it is cloudy or rainy. My perfect scenario is me, walking on a deserted beach on a gray day, hearing nothing but the Lord speaking through the crashing waves. Are you sure you're not my twin sister?? :) Thank you for being real.

  3. Wow - this is an amazing. We really do need clouds and rain, along with the sunshine.

  4. Great post from 2012! I'll tell you dear friend..we all have trials and tribulations..and he only gives us things that we can handle and he often tests us on how we handle it. Blessings