It’s raining this morning and daylight is just beginning. The rain is a slow steady rain. It is actually very peaceful sounding, not threatening. As I look out my office window, I see the flowers standing up tall as if asking for another drink of water. I hear the birds chirping outside to greet the day. Their song is happy and energetic, not sad or tired.
As I listened to the birds singing in the rain, I began to wonder “Do I sing in the rain?” When the storms of life come knocking at my door, do I continue to sing praises to the Lord, filled with energy and joy, because He is deserving, or do I allow my circumstances to dictate my praise?
In 1952 Gene Kelly released a very popular song titled Singin’ in the Rain. One of the verses is:

I’m singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin’
I’m happy again
I’m laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun’s in my heart
And I’m ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I’ve a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin’,
Singin’ in the rain

If we simply exchanged the word sun for Son, then this song could become a Christian’s aim as a life song. No matter what our circumstances, we should be singing praises to the Lord.
In Matthew 14:22-33 we read about Peter walking on the water with the Lord. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus and not his circumstances, he walked on water. When we face difficult times in life, if we keep our eyes on Jesus, singing His praises, amazing things will happen.
Philippians 4:4 says “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” The word always is the one that convicts us all. It doesn’t mean praise Him only when things are going our way. Always means “at all times, forever perpetually, invariably.”
What are you facing today? It may be good or it may be difficult, but praise Him for it, because either way He is with you. Remember, when the praises go up, the blessings come down!