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Rain Without Clouds? Never !!!!!!

21 May
Rain Without Clouds? Never !!!!!!

If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth. (Ecclesiastes 11:3)

Why, then, do we dread the clouds which now darken our sky? True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. Meanwhile those black clouds are filled with rain; and the blacker they are, the more likely they are to yield plentiful showers. How can we have rain without clouds?

Our troubles have always brought us blessings, and they always will. They are the black chariots of bright grace. These clouds will empty themselves before long, and every tender herb will be the gladder for the shower. Our God may drench us with grief, but He will not drown us with wrath; nay, He will refresh us with mercy. Our Lord’s love letters often come to us in black-edged envelopes. His wagons rumble, but they are loaded with benefits. His rod blossoms with sweet flowers and nourishing fruits. Let us not worry about the clouds but sing because May flowers are brought to us through the April clouds and showers.

O Lord, the clouds are the dust of Thy feet! How near Thou art in the cloudy and dark day! Love beholds Thee and is glad. Faith sees the clouds emptying themselves and making the little hills rejoice on every side.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 

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13 responses to “Rain Without Clouds? Never !!!!!!

  1. Anonymous

    May 21, 2014 at 5:13 am

    As usual a another amazing word of encouagement! Today this was what I needed to hear. Thank you bro.

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  2. Skye @ TheSanctuaryofMyHeart

    May 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I love that last paragraph! How near He is on our cloudy days.

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  3. gracious&attractive

    May 21, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Reblogged this on graciousandattractive and commented:
    What a stunning truth!

    I pray whatever rain clouds that life may bring, you remember the life that the rain gives!

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  4. Heather

    May 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for this Levi- I’m reminded so much this week that there are clouds and rains- can’t have one without the other… just like mountains and valleys.
    True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. ♥♥♥

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    • Levi Thetford

      May 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Heather, all I can say is Amen. You have said it all. Thanks so much. You’re a blessing!!! 😀😀😀

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  5. Elaine

    May 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I like this very much! What a great reminder that the trials in our lives will usually end in something good and wonderful, making us stronger and giving us wisdom. Without clouds and rain–no flowers; without trials and tribulations, no wisdom and less joy in our walk with the Lord, if that makes sense.

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    • Levi Thetford

      May 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      It makes perfect sense Elaine. I thought Spurgeon was great on this as well. I appreciate you girl!!!

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      • Elaine

        May 21, 2014 at 10:49 pm

        Thank you! I appreciate you as well sir!

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  6. SLIMJIM

    May 22, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Needed to read this tonight in light of things going on.

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    • Levi Thetford

      May 22, 2014 at 4:45 am

      The Lord’s purpose in having me post it has been fulfilled. Lord bless you Brother!!!

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