You indeed see the rain. But, do you see, also, the flowers? It isn’t raining affliction for you. It is raining tenderness, love, compassion, patience and 1000 other flowers and fruits of the Blessed Spirit which are bringing into your life such a spiritual enrichment as all the fullness of worldly prosperity and ease was never able to beget in your innermost soul.
~ selected from McConkey’s Chastening
The entire exert is pictured below from Streams In The Desert 2 September 18th by Charles Cowman.
For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose. ~ Hebrews 12:11 AMP
by some chance; perhaps….
We can all welcome the rains and storms of life as an opportunity to grow stronger and more beautiful. ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom