When It Rains…

…it rains a lot.

Or, it pours, or something like that.

Either way, sometimes it feels like the dominoes are falling fast, the snowball is gaining mass as it tumbles down, the winds are pushing the sails with more and more force. 

When the momentum finally picks up in your life, it’s a good time to take a few seconds to mentally pause, and thank God for all the good that’s coming your way.

Because the thankful keep the momentum going. The ungrateful tend to slow things to a halt.

There’s a beautiful dua (prayer) in the Quran that was spoken by Musa (peace be upon him) after fleeing his town, with nothing to his name (no money, no job, no nothing):

رَبِّ إِنِّيْ لِمَا أَنْزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيْرٌ

My Master, indeed I am, for any good You would send down to me, in need. (28:24)

Upon asking God in this desperate state for “any good,” Musa (peace be upon him) then simply went about his way, and encountered a situation and an opportunity for him to do some good.

He assisted these two women by helping them to give water to their animals, very simply doing a good deed with no second thought to it.

Long story short, this led to him finding a person to marry, a job, and a home all in one fell swoop.

When it rains…it rains a lot.

But don’t ignore the clouds when they start to fill…

And don’t ignore the faithful person praying for rain in the privacy of their homes, trusting that rain will come.

Thank God for rain. Both when it’s scarce and brings us to our knees, reminding us of our place, and when it’s abundant, giving us more reason to be thankful for when it falls.