“There shall be showers of blessing.” (Ezekiel. 34:26)

The song says it is the promise of love. I like the way the NLT translates this verse: “And in the proper season I will send the showers they need.”  Sitting on the back porch this morning eating my fruit (prepared by my lovely wife) I watched the rain falling gently down on the roses and other plants in the yard. Grace always says that God’s watering is best. It looked like the yard was excited already and was turning greener as I watched. I know that Grace is right, God’s showers are the best kind.

Whether drought of water or drought of spirit, the showers of blessings from God are timely and refreshing. Blessings are a sign and a proof of God’s love. Sometimes we mourn the drought more than we celebrate the showers. Let us keep in mind that the showers of blessing are a promise of God. Ezekiel reminds us that they come in season. They are not continual. Between the showers there can be dry spells.

So it is with our lives. We must learn to endure the dry times with the knowledge that the rain will come. Today may be a dry and thirsty day for my spiritual walk with God but prayer and patience will bring the abundance of rain. We keep sowing, knowing that in due time we will reap if we do not faint. We walk the desert stretches of our lives confident that God has prepared an oasis for us. At the right time, the blessings will come.

Do not lose heart if you are struggling today in a dry and dreary land. Do not become faint and weary to the point of giving up. The rain is coming. Oh yes, the showers will come. The love of God will bring showers of blessing to your heart. Trust him. He will not leave you nor forsake you even though you may not see or sense his presence. As long as you make your home near God’s holy hill he will bless you and the blessing will come in showers. What a great promise is Ezekiel 34:26.

Sing, “There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love; There shall be seasons refreshing, Sent from the Savior above. Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need: mercy-drops round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.”

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