Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Honey for the Heart: Rainy Autumn Days

Welcome to...
...where I share different verses from the Psalms!
 May you find truths about God, yourselves, and living life in the images and word pictures shared here! 

(It's been a struggle to post on my blog lately, but I am going to keep trying to write in it whenever possible.)
We've had some Autumn rain lately, so I've been thinking about how rain can often symbolize the difficulties in our own lives, and how God uses the rain to wash away our own sins and transgressions. I'll have to admit that lately, my heart hasn't been full of joy, nor have I been real faithful, when I don't feel His presence or understand His ways. I want to question Him and even find myself fighting against a stubborn heart.

Interestingly, in my Tuesday morning Bible Study group, we talked about Psalm 51. Then, we took time in solitary prayer to read through each verse and ask God to give us His wisdom of where we need to ask for His forgiveness and grace. I decided to share Psalm 51(Specifically, some of the verses from it that stuck out for me.)

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
 Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned  
and done what is evil in your sight;

williamelong:  Let it rain!
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
 Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

teapalm: “(Tasha Marie) | Rain ”
Hide your face from my sins
 and blot out all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence.
I thought I would also share a song by Laura Story that reminds me that rain isn't always a bad thing in our lives
In fact, it may be a blessing in disguise.

What if your blessings come through rain drops, What if Your healing comes through tears, What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near .... What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life, Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy, What if trials of this life, The rain, the storms, the hardest nights, Are your mercies in disguise ♥

we-love-rain:   ♡ we-love-rain ☂☁ ~ by halfpress
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

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