I lost my umbrella when we moved. It was cute and girly and a little bit whimsical. Just what I needed on rainy days when the wind whipped up and fat raindrops dive bombed the earth, my windshield, and my brightly painted toenails. Without that umbrella, I’d hop over puddles and skip across the parking lot to make it to the office door before my hair went poof. Before the thunderclouds beat me down.
Sometimes my life is like that. Storm clouds form and burst wide open before I can make my way from one place to another. The rain beats me down and sends me running for cover before the entire day ahead of me unravels and goes poof. Sometimes what a girl needs is a little bit of covering. Sometimes it helps to look up and know He rejoices over us with singing, even when the weather takes a turn and sends us hopping across the parking lot in search of a safe place for our feet to land.
The image of God rejoicing when He looks at me is more than enough to make me smile. I mean, I know me and I know that sometimes rejoicing is the last thing I deserve. I know I can be the source of the thunderclouds in my home, and that my harsh words sometimes can strike like lightning in my family’s life. I know sometimes I’m the reason for the storm. I also know sometimes life gets so heavy I can barely see my way through the dark and the fog of laundry and teens out past curfew and things that go bump in the night. But none of that matters to God. Whether I’m shining light, or just muddling my way through the darkness, God looks at me and He starts humming. Girlfriend, just knowing that is enough to keep my day from going poof (even though my hair may still have a mind of its own).
Last week, I replaced my lost umbrella with this cute and girly and whimsical umbrella from DaySpring’s Good Things collection. I love it even more than the one I lost. If you’re reviewing an item from this month’s selection, link up your post below!Leave a Comment
Beth Williams says
“I know me and I know that sometimes rejoicing is the last thing I deserve. I know I can be the source of the thunderclouds in my home, and that my harsh words sometimes can strike like lightning in my family’s life. I know sometimes I’m the reason for the storm. I also know: sometimes life gets so heavy I can barely see my way through the dark and the fog” That describes my life to a tee. My & hubby’s thunderclouds come from work & his long drive–it just wears us out getting up early & home late.
To think daily of God rejoicing over me with singing is something I want to start doing and then start acting like I deserve it, which of course I don’t!
He does! He does! He rejoices over YOU!
Diane Bailey says
I love this…I can see God, singing in our rain! Going now to check out the umbrella!
I love that umbrella. I brought it with me to my daughter’s graduation. What was I thinking? I should have gotten two!
Beth Ann says
What a blessing to know and believe that God rejoices over me with singing! Especially when I know that I am SO not worthy….yet he sees lil ol’ me, and starts to hum. THAT brings tears to my eyes! Thank you so much for this message today! It made my day.
Beth Ann, I hope that one day your wake to realize that you are extremely worthy of God’s singing over you.
Right on! He is singing over YOU, Beth Ann!
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I,ve never read this verse before! It,s powerful! Thnk you for sharing it.i also love the gorgeous umbrella! I did buy 3 of the mugs -buy 2get one free- these will be christmas gifts for friends. Thank you.
It is one of my absolute favorite verses in the bible. The first time I heard it, someone quoted it to me and I didn’t believe them. But I looked it up and, sure enough, there it was in black in white! You could have knocked me over with a feather!
Cute girly, whimsical umbrellas may look great on the outside, but many of us have to protect our selves from the storms in our in our lives, be it emotional or physical. So, sometimes it takes an extra strength, durability and simplicity to make it through. We wish that whimsy could be enough… Blessings!
Susanne, it is such a gift to know we don’t need to protect ourselves by ourselves. God longs to be our covering, and to place us in community with other women who can pray with us and live through all of life’s storms right alongside us, together holding onto God for dear life. Grace and peace to you, Susanne. Grace and peace.
Why are so many of us certain that we have not earned God’s rejoice and singing? I fall into that category. Although it saddens me to see others voice the way I feel, I just can’t help but to ask the question. Why do we feel so unworthy?
It is a sad thing when lies drown out the gentle voice of God who is, indeed, singing over us and rejoicing because of us. Of course, the enemy would like nothing more than to have us think all of that rejoicing is for everyone but us. But nothing could be more untrue, Susanne. The truth is that God loves us. God loves YOU – just the way you are. Anything else is not the truth.
Its moments like this i just want to say boo too, living here in the UK stops me from enjoying the beauty of daysprings products.
Oh, boo! 🙂
If you ever have the opportunity to visit the US, you’ll have to bring along an extra suitcase so you can stock up!
Laura MIller says
thanks for this post-it made me cry! I was feeling like I am walking in a dark fog, and the rain is caused by my failure and sin. This morning I felt God rejoicing over me inspite of where I am. It gave me hope and instead of focusing on my failure I can see his grace, and his face.
Oh, how God loves you! I know that dark fog. Yuck! So glad you see grace. So glad!