We awoke this morning to leaves blanketing the ground and small branches scattered around. A couple of our neighbors lost large branches, the trees being so dry from lack of rain. Even though my hubby is having to deal with cleaning up, we are not complaining. The trees, bushes and earth needed nourishment! Like we humans who feel refreshed after a good drink of water, so nature has breathed a sigh of relief for the rain having quenched its thirst last night.
I cannot help but relate this to those desert times that come into our lives. There are seasons where we feel so parched and dry. Nothing seems to touch our weariness, and we long for rain from above. Living water to quench our thirst, nourish our souls.
God is His perfect timing will provide what we need. He always does. Sometimes the relief comes after a storm in our lives. We don't know why, but often after the "winds blow" and the "gust front" makes its way through, the "rain" comes. A steady rain that nourishes and leaves us refreshed. The desert place within soaks up the living waters, and we sigh in relief. All is well with our soul.