I just want to be frank.

I don’t think I could be a much bigger Lord of the Rings fan than what I currently am.
Full Disclosure:  I’m not a speaker of the Elfish language but I digress.
Even so, every 3 or 4 months, my boyfriend and I decide to watch them.  Fantastical, entertaining, riveting – there is a long list of words from the English Dictionary to describe them.
All that being said, we recently moved from Lord of The Rings to The Hobbit trilogy.  Far be it from me to spark a debate or go on a rant but these three movies are far from my favorite.  They have their moments but I find them ultimately lacking in all ways.
I apologize, I’m off my soapbox and back to the point.

I love Gandalf.

Gandalf the Grey, Gandalf the White, Gandalf the freaking awesome amazing wizard – he’s a man with many titles.  He’s also a man with many wise and thought-provoking words, which is what leads me too my devotional today.

In the first of the three Hobbit films, An Unexpected Journey, there is a scene that takes place within the first 45 minutes.  Dori one of the comic relief dwarves sits on top of a pony, in a hailstorm of rain, asking Gandalf why he can’t make the rain stop.

Gandalf’s response:  “It is raining, Master Dwarf, and it will continue to rain until the rain is done.”

To be frank twice in the span of one blog post, I can’t tell you the number of times I feel as though proverbial rain is pouring down on me as a person.

Why didn’t I get those jobs?

Why did I get two flat, busted tires in the span of one week?

Will I ever not have medical bills?

Things happen and things will continue to happen and pile up on you until a breaking point is reached.  Still, the rain continues to pour and often I feel like God is telling me it might continue to keep doing so for awhile.

So, I pray and I pray, and I continue to pray before I’m reminded of two things.

  • God’s never going to throw something at me I can’t handle.
  • Have patience.

Relating It Back

When looking for verses that I felt fit the topic of this devotional, I found one of the more popular sections.

James 1: 2-4 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

What I’m Left With

Things sometimes happen and not particularly good things either.  That’s okay though.  Whatever it is, I will persevere not by my own strength but through my dependence, love, and strength of God.   It won’t be easy.  In fact, it’s going to be difficult.

(And it really has been just that at times).

All the same, he’s here with me through the rain.  So, let it.





10 thoughts on “Let It Rain”

  1. Interesting post. Honestly I’m not a fan of LOTR either. I committed to the main trilogy for a friend but couldn’t do the extra films.
    I totally understand your point though. After all sometimes you’ve just got to dance in the rain.

  2. I can totally understand this feeling and I love the qoute, the hobbit films are my favourite even though I didn’t love lord of the rings x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    1. Oh good! I’m gald to hear it. They are very interesting sci-fi/fantasy movies but understand why not everyone watches them.

  3. This was an interesting post, very cool to read. Also I love lord of the rings and you’ve made me want to watch it again!

    Carla x

    1. I feel like I’m apart of soooo many fandom clans. It’s so hard to pick one these days and I always feel like all of them are sooo much fun!

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