Dancing In The Rain

Posted by Wisdom Moon on 21 July 2015

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain." (Vivian Greene)

I love that!

All of us face storms in life. It is much easier to ask God to take them away as soon as we see one coming, rather than ask Him to walk us through it.  We don’t like it when our faith is tested. Often, our faith can get shaken when we have to go through hard times in life.

Two years ago I faced a storm of life when my dad passed away after months of being in a coma. We prayed for healing. We prayed for a miracle. His healing came when he went to be with the Lord. It was a tough thing for my family and I to go through.

Sometimes the other side of the storm isn't what we hoped it would be, but we know we can trust God and put our hope in Him.

Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” It doesn’t say rejoice only when things go your way! It doesn’t say rejoice only when you get that big raise at work or only when life seems perfect! It says, rejoice ALWAYS!

Even in the storms of life, as worshipers of God, we can rejoice and dance in the rain, in the midst of the storm! We rejoice not because our circumstances are perfect! We rejoice because we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

We can not only dance in the midst of the rain, but we can WORSHIP in the midst of the rain! We worship Him, who is worthy of all glory, honor, and praise, despite our circumstances!

If you're a worship leader or on the worship team, you have the opportunity to exemplify that in your own life, both on and off stage. You get to show people how to worship God and dance in the rain, even when you are going through a storm. What a privilege!

The song "Dance Again" is a great reminder that no matter what we are going through, we can praise Him because He is in control...

What's your story of dancing in the rain? Would love to hear about it in the comments below!

More like this

Beware of the Stage

Within our American Idol/Rock Star culture, often the goal is all about having–and keeping–the spotlight. As Christians, we belong to a least-is-the-greatest kingdom that pronounces the exact opposite, and yet worship leaders must regularly wrestle with the dynamics of being...

People of the Cross

We are all grieving at the loss of lives of Christians at the hands of ISIS and others, just because of the fact that they are folowers of Jesus. Jennie Lee Riddle, Todd Smith (of Selah), and Jordan Merritt have written a song as a response to these persecutions. Below is the video of the song, as well as a prayer Todd and Jennie wrote. They have released the song in partnership with Open Doors, a ministry serving persecuted Christians worldwide.

How do you deal with criticism?

“The thing I like about you leading worship,” said my friend Ian, “is that you’re really not a worship leader. At all. Not even close.” It was a fair point. He’d just attended a service where I’d experimented with something new...

Free Songs