There Will Be Showers of Blessing


“I will make a covenant of peace with my people and drive away the dangerous animals from the land. Then they will be able to camp safely in the wildest places and sleep in the woods without fear. I will bless my people and their homes around my holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing.” —Ezekiel 34:25-26 NLT

It’s raining outside my office window as I type. A nice, steady rain soaking into the ground and replenishing the groundwater after a month of drought. The rain is forecast to continue all day, all night, and through noon tomorrow. It has totally ruined my plans for grilling out, enjoying an early fall evening on the deck, and grabbing the last warm days of summer before they fade. Yet, I am glad it’s raining. We need it. These particular showers are blessing us here in New Hampshire this morning.

Rain is not always a blessing. If it comes too swiftly and stays too long, it can create flood conditions that ravage homes and people indiscriminately. If it doesn’t come at all, its absence is felt, as the land and its people slowly become parched and withered. And it is not within our power to make it come or ask it to stop. That’s a simple truth. Much as some days I kinda wish it weren’t.

I can’t explain water cycles and cloud formations. But this I know: When the rains come and soak down deep into the soil around my home, I am grateful. And I shut my mouth about my canceled plans. When it doesn’t rain and the land is arid, I pray and wait and try to trust that no matter what, I am safe in God’s hands.

Just like rain, times of blessing come and go. We can be sailing along and enjoying the ride when tragedy interrupts in a nanosecond, or sometimes we experience a slow erosion of our joy that seeps into our bones. We can experience drought even as believers in Christ. Times when God “feels” very, very far away. We can’t seem to recapture the joy even when we want to. We have times of waiting for those showers and all we can do is decide how to endure. Do we still nestle in to the God who is there whether we feel Him or not? Do we ask for the faith, hope, and love to sustain us during the dry times? Or do we walk away in anger and suffer without hope, without faith, and without love?

I know what I choose. In times of drought, I will wait and trust. I’ve lived long enough to know that those showers will be back, drenching my parched soul and filling every crevice with life-giving, refreshing water from the Source of life Himself. I’m actually in a happy rain-soaked patch at the moment—not just outside my window but inside my heart. Still, I know that I need to store up deep reservoirs of remembrance and trust so that when the droughts come, I can draw from a well that runs deep.

How thankful I am that there will be showers of blessing in my future—and in yours if you have entrusted yourself to the Savior. Our passage in Ezekiel looks to a beautiful future. Although originally written to the people of Israel, God has now adopted us who are not of Jewish descent into His family as well, and He declares to all who come to Him, “You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!” (Ezekiel 34:31 NLT). Let’s celebrate that together today and rest in the knowledge that the showers will come. And they will bless us indeed.

Father God, thank You for the physical rain that blesses the land and all the living creatures living on it. Thank You for the spiritual rain that You pour out on Your people, filling us with Your love and Your tender care. Whether we are in a time of drought or plenty, help us to trust in faith, hope, and love that You truly have us under Your care, and in due season, there will be showers of blessing. Because of Jesus, we pray this in confident hope and joy. Amen.

You are loved,




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    October 3, 2022 8:07 pm

    Love the showers of blessing. It is comforting to know that when our soul feels only drought, we know the Lord is with us at all times, and the showers will return. The picture is perfect! Thank you for this message.

    • Sharon Gamble
      October 3, 2022 8:08 pm

      It’s so hard to believe in the midst of drought that the showers will come again. But they will. Hallelujah for that!!


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