There have been songs written about the negative aspects of rainy days. For instance, some of us remember the classic song “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”
People make statements, like, “I hope my event is not rained out,” or, “Oh no, another rainy day.”
The truth is rainy days are important. Rain is a necessity because this is eventually where we get our drinking water, it keeps our grass, flowers and trees from dying, and it is a necessity for our food supply. Rainy days also allow us to get some things done on the inside that we may keep putting off.
We also tend to complain when we get rained on in a symbolic sort of way. In other words, when things don’t always go the way we think they should. Things like a relational breakup, or a job loss, or a physical set-back just to name a few.
For a non-Christian, some things may happen in order to get our attention from God himself – some things cause individuals to call upon their heavenly Father.
For the Christ-follower, rainy days can be times that give us opportunities to listen for God’s guidance and instruction.
There are times that we need rain and then there are times we need sunshine, both physically and spiritually. But the good news is that our heavenly Father knows what we need. Our prayer should be, “Give us today what we need.”
We need to acknowledge and praise the Lord for the rain he provides, like the words from Joel 2:23 where the prophet says, “he (God) has poured down for you abundant rain.”