Grey Clouds

A good indication that it’s about to rain is the presence of thick, dark, grey clouds. Clouds are made up of tiny droplets of water. They become dark and grey before it rains because when saturated with water droplets, clouds become so thick and dense that they prevent sunlight from penetrating through. Then, when a cloud cannot contain the moisture any longer, it releases the tiny droplets as rain.

[ctt template=”5″ link=”5eanc” via=”no” ]Though many clouds form each day, not every cloud that forms will bring rain.[/ctt]

Today the sky is overcast. In the days preceding this gloomy sky, it’s been hot and humid — conditions necessary for cloud formation.

As I stare out at the grey clouds above, I can’t help but think of the significance these dark clouds I see have in my own life. My life feels overcast like the sky.

I look up in anticipation of the promise of refreshing rain to water a seed of faith planted years ago, but wonder if today will be the day. It’s been hot and very humid. The heat from the furnace of affliction has been brutal. But as I look up, searching for strength for this day, I see the grey clouds – so grey that they’re blocking the light that usually warms my spirit.

The promise of rain has been looming over me for a long time now. So long that on some days I fear the rain will never come.

Over the years, I’ve searched each cloud that formed hoping it would be the one to bring me refreshing deliverance from this heat. Helplessly, I’ve watched each cloud of hope drift away, leaving me disappointed. 

But today I know that the darker my circumstances become, the closer my promise is.  So I will keep looking up, believing my rain cloud is on its way. – Vimbai E. Chikomo

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