When I was a child, I remember riding down the highway with my mom. It was raining heavily and then, as we drove farther along the road, it completely stopped with the sun shining. I asked her about it, and she explained that it was called “isolated showers.” I still remember how amazed I was that it could be storming in one location, while the sun shone just a short distance away.
Now fast forward to the lowest time of my life. My husband wants a divorce, has moved out, and is seeing another woman. I’m surrounded by the storms of life, and I’m overwhelmed by my circumstances. As I’m driving home one day, in the middle of all this turmoil, I drive through a huge downpour. Then, as I keep driving, the rain clears and clouds disappear leaving sunny skies up ahead. At that moment, I heard the Lord speak. He told me that all the circumstances in my life were just isolated showers and up ahead were sunny skies. Although it was hard to believe, and I didn’t know how long it would take, I trusted Him to know my future.
You know what? Although that was the most painful storm of my life, God was right. It was but a brief shower followed by continually bright weather. Keep that in mind as you face hard trials. Although circumstances may appear dark, God’s forecast brings a lot of light. 🙂