I'm not even sure if this post will make sense, but here it goes ~
The title of my blog is A Steady Rain: Developing an awareness of God's daily blessings. From the beginning, I have written about daily joys, funny stories, encouraging quotes and songs, and challenging thoughts. I desire this to be a positive place!
Life isn't always positive. There are hardships, trials, and mistakes. In the last couple of years, I have gone through some things that I never imagined I would have to face. I have cried many tears and had many sorrowful days. I have felt alone, anxious, and confused. I have even felt guilty sometimes when I question God, asking Him "Why?" or "What are You doing in my life?"
How can I possibly find a blessing in those type of feelings?
I think the answer can be found in Psalm 139:
O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
My God knows ALL of my feelings and thoughts (before I even think them). He created me to feel joy as well as sadness, and He is there to hold my hand through all of it. I can't hide any secrets from Him, positive or negative. My God's ways are too immeasurable for me to understand, and yet He LOVES me!
That, my dear friends, is a BLESSING!!