I got stuck by a freight train on my way home yesterday. After the train passed the skies opened up and I got drenched.
Sometimes life is like that. You’re waiting, you’re rushing, you’re running behind, struggling to catch up or stay ahead. And then... things get worse. Your spouse loses their job, a loved one gets sick, a close friend moves away, your car breaks down. The rain comes and you find yourself asking “when will things get better?”
Maybe you’re waiting for a train to pass or you’re caught in a downpour. These seasons are hard. It’s easy to feel discouraged, isolated, and forgotten.
But you’re not forgotten. God doesn’t just see you waiting in the rain- he watches over you. He knows your pain and frustration. Your comings and goings matter. You don’t have to wait in the rain alone because God is there. He draws near to the brokenhearted and weeps with those who weep.
I personally struggle with white knuckling it while I wait in the rain, but God is using those moments as an opportunity to hold out his umbrella and wait with me. If you’re waiting in the rain, I’m praying for you, and I hope that you find a dry place and a friend to wait with in the Lord.