We have had a lot of rain over the past few days, particularly yesterday. Although rain is a blessing and the garden would not survive for long without it, I don't really like rainy days. I love to be outside... and it is not quite the same with rain.
Things that seem unpleasant will always come in life. They come like rain, making life dreary for a time. We live in a sinful world so life is never going to be always easy.
But like the rain, these times of trial are valuable in anyone's walk with Christ. God uses these things to teach us and shape us to be more like Him. If we never had any difficulties in life we would never have to trust in Him and rely on His strength alone.
So next time life seems really difficult, remember that these are the times the Lord uses to build your character and shape you to be more like Him.
"How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; His dominion endures from generation to generation." -Daniel 4:3