A Rainy Day

It’s hard to believe that it’s the middle of January here on Ontario’s South Coast. The rain and milder temperatures make it feel more like a West Coast winter. Today it has been raining most of the day — I only hope that we don’t have a flash freeze for that would make things very tricky.

Apparently yesterday was “Blue Monday”, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Supposedly someone has figured out that with the time after Christmas, and holiday bills starting to come in, the combination of everything is what makes the day so depressing.

Maybe that is why I wasn’t feeling well yesterday!

But what do you do when you are feeling down in the dumps, have the “blues”?  Do you try to tough it out by hiding your emotions and putting on a stoic face? But does this bring you any sense of relief, of peace that no matter what happens all is well even though you may still be in the middle of the storm?

You don’t have to go it alone. Go to trusted friends and share your burden with them and if they care about you, surely they will walk with you on your journey through the wilderness. Or try to journal your experiences. It is amazing how writing things down can clarify the mind and put things into perspective.

But what I prefer doing is giving it to God. I don’t think that this is escapism but a affirmation of who God is. He is the giver of all good things and He will never let us go through anything that will harm us. Even when we go through difficult times He will never allow us to bear anything more than we are able to bear. The Lord allows trials to enter our lives in order to test us a gold is tested, to purify us and make us stronger. But as already stated He will not bring us to the breaking point for that would tell us that God is a vindictive God; which He is not!

So the next time you are feeling down or are going through a difficult time,  remember that like a rainy day, it will pass. Keep looking to God, know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He loves you. Then have trust  that you are in His care.

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About faithfullyhis

My name is Charles Quail and I am a retired Baptist pastor who lives in Dunnville,a small town southeast of Hamilton, Ontario. I also write a weekly column for our local newspaper, The Sachem. It is a column that I have been writing for about eight years. I am married and have two grown daughters. My best buddy was my dog Max, who is now chasing bunny rabbits in sky. I miss him terribly. My reason for wanting to write a blog is friends have told me that this is the next logical step in my writing career. My hope and prayer is that many will be both challenged and blessed by what I write.
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