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