21 Days of Prayer: August 8

Day Three

“He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams 28 the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. 29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion? 30 See how he scatters his lightning about him, bathing the depths of the sea.”  Job 36:27-30

Do you know the weather forecast for today?? I haven’t checked my weather app, but it is safe to say at least a chance of rain. I’m sitting in the beach house, after riding a bike in the rain, walking in the rain and even swimming in the rain. Rainy days at the beach can be a challenge. The Bible says that God “sends the rain on the just and unjust.” Job knew all about a good rain storm, when “the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.”  Job experienced a pop-up thunderstorm of pain during the majority of his life. But in spite of the pain of losing everything, he still knew the source of his hope. He understood, “how he (God) spreads out the clouds, how he scatters his lightning about him.” Job knew first hand God was powerfully sovereign in all his works. The same God who has command over the rain and storms, is the very same God who holds Job in the palm of His hand. In other words, Job was ready for the stormy weather because God was on the inside of his heart. Last week, we were caught in a rain storm with some families and their children. We’re all huddled under a leaky pavilion, when one of the kids took off running to an empty slide on the side of the hill. Before mom could call him back, the other kids and dads followed after him and made their own make shift water slide in the pouring rain. One of the little boys made his way back to his mom and said, “this is the best part of my whole vacation, playing on the water slide, in the rain.” Regardless of the forecast today, God has you covered. Pray for more of God’s presence in your life this morning!! Pray for God to shower you with His grace and mercy all day today!!! He has the power to “draw up the drops of water” and make them “as rain to the streams” of life in your heart today!!!