I Sure Could Use A Little Rain…

Thick dark clouds hung over the road ahead of me as I hurried home. They were unmistakably en route for my hometown. I smiled and drove a little faster. “Yes!” I thought “Thank you, Jesus! You know how badly we need rain.”

My smile widened as I rolled through Singers Glen. The little side ditches were filled to the brim, as the water rushed along. “At last!” I thought “Hallelujah!”

But then, as has became the pattern in the last little while, the rains stopped basically at our property line. I drove in our dusty lane, and discovered my very discouraged Dad cleaning the bus. (To be totally honest, cleaning the bus is discouraging on a good day) “It just missed us.” He reported “It stopped just south of us, and took off just north of us.” ( I didn’t tell him about the rain that had just skirted to the east of our farm. 🤔

As I stopped at the edge of our fields and watched the rapidly disappearing rain head on up the Valley, I couldn’t help but feel a little sad. The grass crunched beneath my feet. The wind rustled through our once super promising crop of soybeans. “Water?” They seemed to plead “Water? Water?” But not today.

I don’t think it would be so hard if the rain wasn’t almost within reach. If the storms weren’t visibly turning and skipping our little Valley. If the neighbors grass wasn’t literally greener… All around us are reminders of the tremendous start to the year, but with the lack of moisture- the bean crop just won’t become as bountiful as it started out to be.

Can you identify with the dry spell? Does it seem like all the blessings, answered prayers, and exciting discovers are all at the neighbors? Or maybe what started out as looking so promising is ending up withering into a cactus while the sun beats down.

I’m so thankful that God is there through every season. And even when the questions and challenges seem to stretch on and on- He knows when to send the rain.

Ask Him for rain. And don’t doubt His provision.

It rained this afternoon. Already the world is a greener place.

Bring on the rain. I’m sure ready.


Bonus pics:

Favorite pic from Family vacation…

It’s that time of year already 🤩 Excitement is slightly elevated around here- you might say. ☺️

2 thoughts on “I Sure Could Use A Little Rain…

  1. Oh my Kendra, I do feel your pain. I was spraying our soybeans yesterday, just across the fence, you know, the weedy ones!, and I couldn’t help but notice that your beans need rain, well just as bad or maybe even worse than ours. I was once lamenting about dry weather in the presence of an uncle, one that seems careful about his dollars, and he said, weather is just one thing I am not going to get upset about. Well ok, I guess he told me! That is probaly what I would like say too, but in reality weather is US, we live in it, depend on it, need it, beg for it,… and are very thankful for it, and it can make a huge difference in so many ways, so yes in the 30 some years I have farmed for myself, weather has caused me more stress and worry than anything I can think of. Too cold, too hot, too wet and the most depressing, too dry!! And I believe in prayer, but I have learned that prayer may not always bring needed rain, even when it is sitting just right there, on the mountain getting ready for someones farm, it just may not be mine. But keep your chin up, if time continues we will have a perfect growing season again and thankfully by the rule of averages dry years lose.
    It is my wish to learn to believe and trust what Paul says in Romans 8:28 but when faced with a crisis my human nature usually crowds itself right up front and yes does effect my emotions.

    thanks for sharing a neighbor

  2. there is a lot to learn from our Heavenly Father! James 5:7-9 therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. see how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and later rain. you also be patient, Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
    we are all in life and the lessons that cum our way are often part of the test to show us where our heart is! will we be able to praise God because of His goodness even when things are not the way we would like them? there is one thing i know that is God is faithful! and He has promised a time for planting and a time for harvest, there is nothing to hard for God! and i must say this that in the past 5 years the crop that looks the worst in my eyes (when i stop fretting and let it in the hands of God!) He works wonders before our eyes, and keeps his promises!!
    so just remember to give God the praise that He deserves!
    Blessings to you for honesty and sincere heart that you put in to your post’s

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