[You soften the ground with rain…]
There was something the devil didn’t want me to figure out. (Of course! Understanding means freedom and joy!) However, I did figure it out, but only because God is such a great teacher!
When I’m fighting that battle in my head, He’s fighting for me too. He’s guiding the way, and blessing it. What I figured out is that I really DO have joy with my troubles. (Romans 5:3-5)
A Joyful Mistake?
I hate making mistakes, but my mistakes teach me so much. Have I ever mentioned I LOVE to learn from God? I adore it actually. Believe it or not, I appreciate His correction. I know that there’s no way I can do this without His guidance, so I’ve been learning not to lean on my own understanding.
It’s not easy! I’m more stubborn than I realized, I’m also very zealous and gung-ho, which can be a good thing, but I do need more patience. I can try to take the lead, believing that I have this one figured out. I get things wrong. This likely won’t be the last time I admit that I get things wrong, but that’s okay! I’m learning to forgive myself. I’m also being humbled.
This doesn’t always feel so good, however, this is also where I find joy. Every mistake is an opportunity to learn and change. This is something that I love because I don’t want to be me! I want to be more like Jesus. Why? Because the Lord is SO amazing! Nobody loves as He loves and nobody even begins to look more like Him unless they’re watered generously, and He blesses it.
I need more softening, so I’m glad that Jesus brings the rain.
Lord, thank you for the rain. Please bless the ground that you’ve watered! ❤
“You cause the rain to fall on the plowed fields. You soak them with water. You soften the ground with rain. And then You bless it.” –Psalm 65:10 (NCV)