Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth. Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.Isaiah 55:10-11 MSG
There once were two farmers. Both were experiencing a horrible drought that consumed their fields. They both prayed for rain. It did not come but God said, “Keep going and your profits will double.” They did, but the drought continued. They both prayed for a miracle. Winter came early and God said, “Keep going for your profits will double.”
The winter became heavy with snow. For it snowed day, after day, after day, after day. The sky was an unending gray that reflected the farmers moods. One of the farmers grew tired of the gray, and was sure that his field would not survive the cold that was as bitter as him. He sold it to the other, then left.
Now, there was only one farmer surviving the cold winter. It was hard to endure, and the farmer did consider leaving. Though the farmer prayed and kept hearing, “Keep going.” So the farmer kept going, kept enduring the cold and gray because the famer was not alone. The farmer had God and His words, “Keep going.” Then Spring came and with it, a lively harvest from the moist ground. The farmer was now more profitable than ever, with two fertile lands that each gave double their profit.
This story is super short, but it really spoke to me. Healing is hard, and going from living alone to living with others is even harder to understand. But with God I can make it. And right now, a lot of people are suffering, going through a rough patch, or they feel cold and alone. Truth is, we’re not. God is right there, next to us, in us, whispering and encouraging us to keep going. To stay with Him through the suffering and rough patches. To make it with Him. Because, He knows that once we go through, we will be more profitable than ever.
And for those wondering what happened to the second farmer, the one that left, I don’t know. I honestly don’t know what happened to him. But I do know that going your own way, disobeying God, when things get hard can make it a lot easier for other things to consume you. So, hold on to God. Keep going with Him and do what He says. That way you don’t lose yourself and what He promised you.