I don’t know about you, but during last year’s drought, I was praying for rain. LOT’S of rain. I live about 65 miles south of the Metroplex in Navarro County, in a century old home that was moved to it’s current location. That location happens to be in the middle of a pasture. I am doing my best to add trees to this situation, but as it now stands, we have all of two trees near the house. The rest is grass…dead grass if you are in a drought. Dead grass = Grass fire.
We attempted to remedy this situation by adding a gravel path around the house to act as a fire break, but what we really needed was rain. Copious amounts of the wet stuff. In keeping with what I usually do when I realize that I am a mere mortal and there is only so much I can do, I began to pray. I prayed for rain for our land, rain for our cows, rain for my plants, rain to fill our tank, rain to fill Texas ranchers’ tanks, rain to save our farmer’s crops, rain to fill our steams, rivers and lakes…you know…rain.
They say God’s timing is not our timing and this proved true. I would have liked to have gotten the rain “Then”. Looking back, I can see that immediate rain would not have solved the problem. Extreme heat does not allow rain to soak into the ground…which is what Texas needed. However, rain in a cool climate does help the soaking process.
They also say God gives you more than you ask for. There is a verse that I have prayed for years and it proves true every time. Feel free to use it in your situation…I just snagged it from a book.:)
“He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us.”
Proof? This is my front pasture a couple of months back following a rain…
This was my front pasture yesterday following the 6 inches of rain we received in one night.
This is a picture I took on my drive to work yesterday following the 6 inch rain…Navarro County fields that grow cotton and corn…
And this is a picture I took from our CBS studios yesterday evening at sunset…proving again that no matter how cloudy or dreary the situation…the skies will clear and the sun will return.