“Won’t they get wet?” That was my mum asking me in our native language.
She was trying to ensure that where I kept our phones was waterproof.
The blue sky was turning dark, the clouds were forming very fast. It was the sign of a very heavy rain. Ignoring the glaring signs, we kept on walking towards the farm for the planned harvest.
I wondered to myself “shouldn’t we just go back home?” It was a cool idea because we were just a short distance from the roadside. My cool idea was not going to be welcomed by my mother so I worried it down. I had already imagined how soaking wet we would all be because there was not even a tree on the farm to use as shelter from the rain. However in no time, I dismissed those thoughts.
The farm workers had called to say they were on the farm so there was no going back. My unwavering mum didn’t even look back, so going back home was a no-no.
We had not moved so far from the road when the clouds burst!
It was raining very heavily yet we kept on going.
For most of the time, we walked in silence; like a solemn funeral procession. My mum led the way with my kid sister following her, while I trailed behind. The only sounds heard were the downpour of the rain, gushing water, and our footfalls on the slippery ground.
For some reason, I was calm and worried not about a single thing.
I dismissed the thoughts which had the potential to become agitations. I rested in the trust I had in my mother. I knew that she will never do anything to intentionally hurt me. If she permitted my younger sister to be in the rain, it means she believed that I could bear it too. Truth is, we could have gone home if she wanted us to, if any of us was ill or allergic to cold. The confidence I had in my mum’s love for me silenced every fear and annoyance; it enabled me enjoy the work. Not for one second was I upset.
Abba taught me a lesson from this. Storms come and go. Sometimes we get so stuck in some problems that threaten our convictions about who God is. But you know what? We can hold our peace. We can lean back in His loving arms knowing fully well that He loves us and His plans for us are sure to happen. Abba’s love silences fear.
The rain continued while we were on the farm. We went from being soaking wet to being dry many times but what mattered most to me was that we were in it together.
Dear child of God, Abba is in it with you. Rest in His love and the assurance that He is concerned about every detail of your life. Abba loves you, you can count on Him.
And if there’s anything worth remembering at all, I’ll like it to be that like my mum in the story, God won’t let you be tested beyond what you can bear.
He won’t break you!
We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.
1 Corinthians 10:13 TPT
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