"Consider It Pure Joy, My Brothers, Whenever You Face Trials Of Many Kinds, Because You Know The Testing Of Your Faith Develops Perserverance."
Remember this song from your early years?
"The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain.
So the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again."
Now you are probably sitting there wondering what in the world this has to do with my journey with Him.
Or possibly thinking I have finally lost all my marbles. :)
Let me assure you, it does have to do with my walk and my marbles are still in tact.
The itsy bitsy spider is you (and I), the water spout is whatever you are facing/trying to overcome, the rain is Satan and the sun is, of course, the Lord.
See, while you are busy trying to overcome whatever obstacles that are in your way, Satan is going to come in and throw up many more obstacles.
He doesn't care that you are emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually tired, the enemy of your soul wants you broken down like that, it makes his job much easier.
The seeds that he plants can take root faster when you are spiritually broken down, worry, fear, confusion, doubt etc...
All things he plants within your mind.
If you are "right" spiritually, it takes longer (if at all) for these seeds to grow
When the rain comes (and it will come, no matter who you are or where you are on your walk) and washes you out, you need to call on Him, the Son, to dry the rain out.
It doesn't matter where you are, it doesn't matter what your spout is, He is standing right there waiting for you to call.
The thought brings tears to my eyes each time, no matter how many times I fall, no matter how many times I fail, He is still standing right beside me, waiting for me to ask Him to help me.
It doesn't matter where I am standing, sitting or laying, He stays right by my side.
No matter how many times I am washed out by Satan, the Son is always going to wash away the rain, He will always bring the sun out, so I can continue my climb back up the water spout.
Did You Hear What I Said?
Did You Read The Words I Wrote Down In Red?
I Was Broken Once For You
And No One Loves You Like I Do