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Running in the rain

on August 5, 2014

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running through the storm

His grace, sufficient for me

falls like gentle rain

It was muggy and growing dark outside. I saw the dreary clouds overhead, but decided to chance it.  It hadn’t rained in a while- so maybe, just maybe, the sky might hold out long enough to take a short walk. I had a family friend tag along with me that evening. 

“Don’t you think it might rain?”  she asked me. 

“Nah, I think we’re safe.”  I reassured her.  

We chatted about simple things… how stormy the sky looked, how tired we were from a busy day, and how disappointed we were that there was no sunset to see due to the dark clouds.  

Halfway through with our walk, I looked up and saw this beam of color through the sky. We stopped for a moment to take it in, and in the blink of an eye, we felt tiny droplets of rain falling on our face.  I smiled and said ” Girl- we gotta run!!”  

And we giggled like children as we frolicked through the rain that evening.  It was so good to feel the rain falling on my skin, and to be smiling and laughing with my friend. When we started our walk, I never once worried about it raining on us. If I had thought about it too hard, I probably wouldn’t have gone…and then I would have missed out on being a kid again.

I thought about how happy we were in that moment. There are so many times that I want to run from “storms” in my life.  Run from things that scare me or intimidate me. Run from situations that may take me out of my comfort zone. I keep telling myself to think less and pray more.  Trust more.  As the rain fell, He reminded me that His grace will cover me in any storm He leads me to…and if He leads you to it, He will certainly lead you through it!  

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.  Isaiah 43:2 

Lord, help me to approach every impending “storm” with childlike faith… with complete dependence on You and Your sovereign hand to guide me through. Your grace is sufficient for me – and You are ALL I need!  

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8 responses to “Running in the rain

  1. paulfg says:

    You bring such a sense of fun to your walk (and frolic!) with Him!! Truly beautiful!! Thank you 🙂

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    • Julie Harris says:

      It seems that walking is how I spend most of my alone time with God- especially during summertime when my girls are home from school. I love how He always meets and greets me on my walks- and it was even better to have a friend with me on this one 🙂 I love how He reveals Himself and speaks to each of us in the most unique ways! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  2. That’d be fun, I think!

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  3. lorriebowden says:

    I love this Julie!! How wonderful that you got to experience this 🙂 I think we should all try to remember times from when we were children and we didn’t have the worries that we seem to accumulate as adults. I love the scripture too…and believe it with all my soul!! ❤ Have a great week 🙂

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you, Lorrie 🙂 When I read that scripture today, I felt His peace. It’s funny that my name means “youthful”… because some days I just want to be a kid forever 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week, too!

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  4. vw1212 says:

    Great post; love the Isaiah 43 scripture. very realistic for me. vw

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