Isaiah 45:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the Lord, have created it.
Have you ever asked that question in your heart? Call to the Holy Spirit, just let it rain! As I have thought about and looked more into what God’s Word says about the Holy Spirit and how He rains down on us, it brings a sense of cleansing. Save me from this world. Purify my heart.
The Prophet Hosea put it this way in chapter 6:3. ‘Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rain, like the spring rains that water the earth’.
As our Lord Jesus Christ was raised form the grave, so will he revive the hearts and hopes of all that trust him. Even in our simplest forms of hope, we find in God’s Word, he continues to shine the light and give us comfort in our darkest moments.
Maybe today, you are struggling. I have a friend who is struggling with shingles on his body. I have a friends who struggle with alcohol and drugs. I have friend who have lost their spouse. If you have struggles or troubles, I pray the Holy Spirit rains down on your souls.
May he refresh your spirit, cleanse your being, and purify your hearts that we would glorify the King. Jesus we praise you for the continued work in our hearts. Thank you Jesus. Thank you for the rain.
Strength and Courage