Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And the Rains came down and the Floods came up

It might not be raining outside where you live. Maybe it's snowing, or freezing, or you live somewhere nice like Arizona and it's a beautiful balmy day in the 70's.

Here it's overcast and cold.

And the Rains came up and the Floods came down- it's a song about your house being built on a strong foundation or a weak foundation and depending on which, it's either going to stand or slide away.

Try not to think of the mudslides in California.

Sometimes a lot of rain comes and there's not much anyone can do about it.

Even though there's no precipitation outside, the temperature of how things are going all around me looks like rain and floods. Jobs lost, income decreased, disappointments, sickness... and the list goes on. I think you probably have a list of your own with more specific things in mind.

If you're having one of those years, here's something that's helped me. It seems small, and it doesn't fix your problems, but it does help.

Someone lightly punched me on the arm and said, "It's going to work out."

It was a light punch, but enough of a tap to make me look up and really want to know if it was true.

Then, on a different day with different people, another light punch on the arm to someone, "Things are going to pick up."

Sometimes, even when you're doing all you can, the rains are going to come, the floods are coming up. It might look like your house is going to wash away, but keep standing for as long as you can. Maybe you can only take it one minute at a time, but it might be enough to weather the storm.

And then keep working on it. One of these days, things are going to work out and the sun is going to shine on your once water soaked house.


L.T. Elliot said...

a friend posted on her blog this the other day:

Which meant, Hang In There--Cool Stuff Ahead.

Sometimes all we can do is hang in there. And hope that there's better ahead. I find that God's generous enough that there almost always is, even if I don't see it at first.

Melissa said...

Yep, the rains come down, no matter who you are or what you are doing. It is all about the foundation.

Things will turn around. I have hope. And Faith. Good luck to you Laura. (((hug)))

Synergy Girl said...

Wow..you should really be a writer...you just have a way with words...!! Thanks for the pick-me-up!!