A Rainy Day

rainy morning 034Reasons are many to like the day

When it’s dreary and cold and rainy and grey.

When rain pounds, o so loud and clear,

On the window, the roof, and into my ear,

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When the wind makes noise and rain paints the road,

When the trees are bend and the last leaves float

In puddles, and then are pushed along

By the wind and rain and a wonderful song.


The reasons are many to love these days

When the wind and the rain through alleys chase,

When the rain and clouds you can almost touch,

When you think and ponder on life so much.

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The wind, and the rain, and the fog, and clouds

They make me quite calm when life starts to shout.

They quiet my fears during life toughest fight.

They point me to the One and the Light.


The fiercest of days He can calm by His voice.

He can speak into life and all the noise.

He lights up my day when it’s dreary and wet.

He tells me to trust Him and not to fret.


He is my Light, my Life, and my Way.

Of this He reminds on this dreary day.

This is His challenge, and this is His call,

To give Him thanks in rain and all.

June 13, 2013

“give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonian 5:18

(Poem by Heidi Viars, 2012)

15 responses to “A Rainy Day”

  1. Amen. Beautiful photos and comforting poem. I love foggy, misty mornings and clouds that hang low on the mountains. They are, indeed, calming. I especially love the last three stanzas of your poem. Just what I need. 🙂


  2. Living here in the great Pacific Northwest where it rains 300 days a year can be a little bit too relaxing at times 🙂 ~ Blessings ~


    1. I am used to the gloomy days of Germany and Belgium … I think I would like 300 days of rain 🙂


  3. Oh Wow, oh wow, oh wow–this almost makes me weepy, Heidi. Perfect in form, beautiful, and oh so true to my experience as well. “Shoot”, this is good! So glad you posted it. God bless you BIG–have an excellent weekend–much love, sis Caddo


    1. Your thankful post today really made me think about it again and made me dig for this. I took out several stanzas (which tells you just how much I like a rainy day 🙂 ) and worked it over a little… THANK YOU so much, for being you, Caddo. God blessed the world BIG, when He thought you up and knit you together!


      1. Oh I burst out laughing at the notion of God “thinking me up”–too hilarious!! I do appreciate that you are blessed by any of my efforts, truly–please know that I am the one blessed by the new family God has given me here. His Word tells us that He gives us “double for our trouble”–and I pinch myself nearly everyday because it’s true. And my bittersweet confession is that, actually, He has re-made me in the past 2 1/2 yrs–my “old” family would never recognize me now. I can only pray that they each catch the same revelation I did, and start walkin’ on air, happy skippee. God bless you SO BIG–love, sis Caddo


  4. I think that it must make God smile when we like rainy days too! 😀 Thank you for finding this one and blessing us! God bless you!


    1. Yes, Debbie … I often think He made us all so different and we all appreciate His creativity in different ways … I know I have said this before … I really miss your little poems 🙂 God bless you, dear poet friend


  5. Wonderful poem. Oh, to trust Him rain and all! Need to, but don’t always do! Thanks Heidi. Love the single raindrop photo. You may have noticed that I like rain. 🙂


    1. A rainy day is so calming to me. We do have several things in common… and best of all Jesus 🙂 Sending much love to you, sister!


  6. Oh Heidi, so beautiful!!!! xxxx 🙂


    1. Such a beautiful God, Skye! Thanks for your visit 🙂


  7. AMEN!! We get a lot of Rain here in Troutdale, Oregon!! God Makes the Rain for Everything to Grow!! God is LOVE through Jesus Christ His Son!


    1. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Oregon … ahhh… lots of rain 🙂 God bless you!


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