While out grocery shopping yesterday I heard this great song on K-Love that I haven't heard in a while. It's by the group Need to Breath and is called Washed by the Water. The chorus struck me.
Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water
We all go through stuff that seems bigger than we can handle or know how to deal with. On a personal note, sometimes I feel we are just trying to keep our heads above water with our finances. One paycheck from going under. As a stay at home mom, living on one income is a struggle sometimes. But God is good and He provides. I get such joy from grocery shopping because it means I can feed my family even if I have to crunch the numbers to make it work. I hurt for mothers across the world who cannot experience that same joy.
This morning God taught me to raise my arms and praise Him just like my plants. Despite the storm, the wind, the heavy rain. The sun comes up in the morning and a new day begins. There is so much to be thankful for.