I am sitting in a comfortable chair, looking out of my window at the rain. It is raining very hard, or as they say, it is falling in buckets. Here I am, warm and dry, just resting and thinking of how blessed I am to be watching it rain on a lazy day in June. I seldom have the opportunity to do this. Usually, I am far too busy, because I spend my typical day trying to accomplish too much. I seldom take the time to stop and reflect, but the rain has drawn me to do so. I can see how beautiful the rain truly is.
As I sit here, it occurs to me that, at times, we just have to stop and be still. Looking out my window, I sense the Holy Spirit bringing me to Psalm 46. In it, the psalmist begins by saying, “God is our refuge.” In Verse 10, God begins to speak. He says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Then, in Verse 11, the psalmist speaks again. He says, “The Lord of Hosts is with us.” So, here I sit, silently watching the rain in the security of my nice, dry home. I am encouraged. I know Who sent the rain. Furthermore, I appreciate all that He has done for me. I’m Dr. Bob. In the midst of whatever is raining on you, take a moment and just relax. Then, thank God for what He has done for you. Take a few moments again. Think about the beauty of God’s creation. We, too often, take it for granted. Now, once more, remind yourself of what He has done for you… and remember, His name is the Lord of Hosts.