I had a little scare with Ryleigh, my oldest granddaughter, this morning. She had to be rushed to the emergency room by ambulance because she had some type of seizure. She was in Alexandria in her college apartment and I was in Florien which is about 70 miles away. Plus Bill and I were packing to leave for Farmerville, Texas, which meant I was fixing to be going in the opposite direction from her. And if you know me, you know that that’s enough to make me an unhappy camper. However, shortly after we started our journey, I was able to talk with RyLeigh and I knew then that she was going to be okay.
But in the meantime, I had posted a request for urgent prayer on my Facebook page. Many people responded and started praying immediately. One of the responses came from a dear cousin of mine. We texted back and forth several times discussing RyLeigh and how starting this new phase in her life could be a bit overwhelming. He also shared how the song ‘Bring on the Rain’ by Jo Dee Messina had helped him learn how to deal with tough situations in his life. He suggested that I share it with RyLeigh so that it might help her while she is adapting to all the changes happening in her life.
I didn’t recognize the song but he had sent me the link, so I listened to it as Bill and I were traveling west on highway 84. At the very moment the song began playing, it started sprinkling rain. But as often happens when you are traveling, 10 minutes later the sun was shining bright. We had driven out of the rain and into the sunshine. And then it hit me. Jesus Christ does this for us. He delivers us from the rain and brings us into the sunshine. All we have to do is ask God for help and then trust Him to deliver.
In Mark 4:35-41 we are told the story of how Jesus and his disciples were crossing over to the other side of the sea when a storm arose. The disciples were afraid so they woke Jesus and he calmed the storm by merely speaking the words, “Peace, be still.” I feel like this is exactly what happened to me this morning. I was scared, I asked God for help, and God delivered. Isn’t it wonderful to know that Jesus is still able and willing to deliver us? I realize that it doesn’t always happen that fast, but even if your sunshine doesn’t come as quickly as mine did today, it will come.
So the next time you face a storm, just ask God for help and guidance, and know that he is going to deliver. So, just as it says in the song, “Bring on the rain…Tomorrow is another day.”
Thanks Crockett DuBose for reaching out today. In the process of you trying to help RyLeigh, you actually helped me!
This is Nana Nancy, Let Jesus be YOUR Guide as you enjoy YOUR ride!