The Sun’s Bully

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
-Romans 8:31 ESV

The morning was overcast and dreary. In my rearview mirror, I noticed Daniel’s head tilting up toward the sky. “Mommy,” he asked, “have you ever thought how the clouds are the sun’s bullies?”

“No, sweetheart, I haven’t,” I replied. “But isn’t it comforting to know even when we cannot see the sun, it still shines? The sun always wins.”

In life, storm clouds are always on the horizon. We get a bad grade on a test we thought we did well on. Dad gets fired. We catch the flu and miss an important game. Our best friend moves away.

But, we need these cloudy days to keep our faith fit. If everything goes our way all the time, we’d most likely be centered on ourselves and not on our Savior. Psalm 121:2 ESV is a good reminder, “My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”

Even though we may not see the Lord during those gray days, the fact is He is there and He sees us. We delight Him most when we choose to march by faith in the rain—beneath the rainbow—knowing He loves us and has His best in store for us. Remember, the Son always wins.