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Lori Cline
Singing In The Rain
Lori Cline
Aired on Feb 20, 2024
Feb 02, 2024
00:04:06 Minutes


Isaiah 43:2

God is able to deliver us from whatever we walk through.   ~~~   Do you ever sing in the rain? I don’t either, but I’m starting to think we should! Here’s why, I was in the car rider line to pick up my girls from school. It was pouring rain. As I get closer I’m seeing kids using umbrellas, hoodies and backpacks to try to cover their head as they make their way to their car. Then I see this boy. He is not even walking fast. He’s almost kinda struttin’ a little. Is he not getting wet? Yes, he is. Does he not care? No, apparently not! I’m having this conversation with myself, in the car of course. As he gets closer to me, I see he’s singing, in the rain! This kid was in his own little world. Earbuds in, hair dripping wet and he did not care one bit. He was walking, had a song in his ears and he was singing every word. As he walked by my car I said out loud to myself, “he’s just singing in the rain”! You know what, it made me smile! He was soaking wet, walking along, singing his song. I want to be like that kid. I want to sing in the rain and not care that I’m getting wet. You know why he didn’t care, he was way more focused on the song than the rain. Do you have a song to sing today? I don’t know if you’re walking in sunshine or a heavy downpour, but do you have the JOY of the Lord? I’m not talking about fake smiling, sweep the pain under the rug, I’m fine talk. I’m talking about peace in your heart and hope for tomorrow, even in the rain, kind of joy that only comes when you know God is WITH you. Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Here in Isaiah 43, God is reminding Israel, to not be afraid. He knew the journey ahead for them would be rough. They would face many obstacles along the way, but He would be with them and He would deliver them. God is still making a way for us. Through faith in Jesus we have the promise and hope of heaven. This world is not my home! So in a way, like that boy singing in the rain, I’m in my own little world a bit. I can walk out each day and no matter what comes my way or tries to bring me down, I can keep on walking with a song in my heart. That’s mountain moving kind of faith. You see a mountain and yes it’s big and yes you don’t see a way around it, but God is WITH you! Remember Daniel’s friends Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego in the Old Testament? Go read Daniel chapter three. They were FULL of faith. They were ‘singing in the rain’ kinda boys. They weren’t gonna bow to the king’s idol. NO! The King asks, ‘and who is the God who will deliver you from my hands?’ “O King” they said, “we have no need to answer you in this matter. Our God is ABLE to deliver us, but even if He does not, we will not worship your God.” Yep, they were thrown into the fire. The guys that threw them in died it was so hot. But those boys, I can just imagine them walking around singing in the fire with Jesus right there beside them. Remember those words back in Isaiah? I will be with you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Those boys had faith in that promise, so they just kept on walking. That’s the truth. Trust the Lord with all you’re walking through. He will walk WITH you and he’ll even give you a song to sing. I’m Lori Cline.

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