Recently I was taking a walk while seeking God, something I often do. As I was asking for His guidance and comfort, He drew my thoughts to the very rain that at first seem to be adding gloom and chill to my already gloomy soul. I saw and felt my jeans and shoes becoming saturated and the cold was pulling my focus away from the purpose of my walk. I began listening to the rain as it pelted against my old oilskin jacket. I thought about how the rain, drop by drop gradually washes away the oils in the jacket’s fabric, and then thought of how God Spirit comes in and cleanses away our sins, our guilt, our fears, even our loneliness if we allow Him. It was then I felt the words of a simple chorus well up within me and I began singing it back to God, suddenly not so aware of the cold pressing against me. While I won’t sing it for you (there’s a reason I don’t sing for a living), here are the words to that simple little chorus;
Cleansing rain, wash over my soul,
Take these stains, and make my heart whole,
Holy flood, I give you control,
Perhaps there is more of this little chorus to come. If not it was just what my soul needed, a little reminder of God’s rain, ready to cleanse my soul of all that vexes it.
If you’re struggling with something, and you likely are, let the gentle rain of God’s Holy Spirit flood over you. It may not be sin. It may be fear, or sorrow, or perhaps old regrets. His rain is what you need. It’s what we all need.
Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.