If you live in the Midwest, specifically, northwest Ohio, your summer has been filled with rain. And it hasn't been a little bit, it's been three inches in an hour rain. When it's not raining, it's intolerable to be outside due to mosquito. But just when it seemed like our attitudes couldn't sour more, we got the heat of summer. To the tune of one hundred degree heat index. With thunderstorms.
When you live in a part of the country known for its brutal winters, you need every bit of beautiful summer you can get! Honestly, who else has cabin fever in July! Since the kennel has closed for the summer so that it could be enjoyed, I'm fighting abject misery, and yes, bitterness.
But at least someone is enjoying the summer:
About two weeks ago, the weather truly busted my spirit and I pretty much had a full on meltdown. Since then, I've adjusted as we do in winter. Perhaps it takes some additional creativity and changing of expectations. That can be done.
We can't control the weather, but we can control our reaction to it. We can control our expectations. We can look beyond what is trying our patience and remember that nothing surprises the Lord of Creation. We may not be pleased with what we've got, but life is more than a season. Today perhaps you are like me and need to express to God some serious disappointments. Life may not be going the way you want it. There is still forgiveness and most of all amazing restoration. Run to Him. There is solace there, no matter if the sun shines or the heavens open.