Why have I become angry when reading the Bible? Because I have read with my fleshly eyes…I was searching for a “yes” or a “no” answer but there were/are numerous possibilities. In other words I have searched for a “black or white” answer but I have been seeing some grey areas…and also areas with many colors. These rainbow-like and grey areas are something I cannot understand myself but only with the help from Who’s lips the Bible was written can I grasp the meaning.
Now I see that our loving Father has given us the Word to be like a map…and all I was missing was the Compass (God to lead me in faith and understanding).
The “map” is amazing to behold as you search through the old stories of the walks with God that man had…but where does your life correspond with those stories? Ask God.
Conclusion: Let God lead you in the reading of the Word. Let the Compass show you the way of the map and let the map prove that the instructions are coming forth from the Compass and not a deceiving spirit.
Rain washes away the irritating dust of our lives, cleanses away impurities, and nourishes our grounds for new growth.
Though the rain maybe a time of sadness, the thunder fearsome, and the light from the cheerful sun replaced by the dangerous veins of lightening…remember that this is a time of trials and purification. “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy,” Psalm 126:5
Also remember that it cannot rain forever! The sun will eventually come out! God may just throw a few rainbows in-between so we will not forget that He is with us during the storm. He will not over-flow our lives like the flood of Noah’s time, God will not push us past our limits (possibly to the edge of our existence but not exceeding how much we can handle). 😉
“I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.” Genesis 9:3
“No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.” 1 Corinth. 10:13
Soil cannot bring forth the vegetation if it is hard and dry, it must be beaten down and made soft by the stormy rains. “But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.” Matthew 13:8
May God make us soft like clay in His hands so that He may mould and sculpt us to be more in His Son’s likeness. “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8