There was a storm passing through the area where we live yesterday morning as I was leaving for work. The entire sky was dark gray and the rain was really coming down in buckets as I pulled out of the driveway. I love a thunderstorm in the fall when I can sleep in and listen to its rumbling.... but on a Monday morning when I have to go to work... NOT SO MUCH.
As I drove my normal route to work - a peaceful, easy drive - I was grumbling to myself about the weather.
- "Great. All the spots closest to the building will be taken when I get there."
- "Great. I can't go as fast as I usually do because of all of the water on the road."
- "I can't sleep in and enjoy the thunder because it's Monday."
- "I'll get rained on again when I go out for lunch if it keeps up."
Normal, grumpy Monday.
Then, I crested a hill and saw this:
The sunshine was bursting through the line at the end of the front! All of my negativity and grouchiness had been for naught. There indeed is, light on the other side of the clouds. It reminded me that even when I'm going through something that seems endless, hopeless.... God has GLORY, GRACE and JOY waiting for me.
I just need to be faithful. He sure is.