Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Even in the Rain

The At our recent Ladies' Enrichment Retreat at Somerville Baptist Church, I was introduced to Nuithia Davis and her beautiful voice/music -- after hearing a few songs during the first service, I immediately added her CD to my collection -- and our entire family loves to listen to it!  {She's on Facebook, and I'm sure could let you know how you can order one for your family, if you're interested!}

But one song stuck out to me above all others...one that I have thought about the words to frequently since first hearing the song.  I thought it's lyrics may encourage you the way that it has me, so here they are:

Even in the Rain (Nuithia Whitney Davis)

I know your heart must be breaking.
How can it not after all that you've been through?
I can't imagine being in your place.
I'm not sure if I could handle it like you.
Where do you get that inner peace that's driving you to stand?
It's as if a perfect love is always holding to your hand.

When hard times come you act like everything's okay.
You see the sky is blue even when it's grey.
How can you keep smiling when I know you're in so much pain?
It's as if you feel the sunshine even in the rain.

Why when the nights seem wearisome and long
You continue to press on with a smile and a song.
You keep on going when I'd of given up by now.
You continue to be strong, tell me how.

Then you say, "When I'm sheltered in God's love and in His grace
And I'm walking close beside Him I am safe in His embrace.
Then I feel no need to cry or even ask Him why,
Because I know He's taking care of me.  He's healing all my pain.
And that's why I feel the sunshine even in the rain."

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His word
Just to rest upon His promise
Just to know thus saith the Lord
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust you
How I've proved you ore and ore 
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
Oh for grace to trust you more.

And that's why I feel the sunshine even in the rain.
In the rain.

--Nuithia Whitney Davis

Oh, how I pray that I could have that faith in God, that when hard times come {because we are promised that they will}, I trust Him so fully that I can feel the sunshine even in the rain.