Hosea 6:3 – Downpour of Rain #122

Hosea 6:1-3 shares of Israel’s desire to return from their misery and repent from their sin. The Israelites didn’t realize the consequences of their sin, but recognized no matter how far they strayed God was the one who would heal and restore them. Hosea 6:3 says, “Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” In verse 3 the Israelites pressed into acknowledging the Lord. They had the same assurance that you and I can have; just as the sun appears every morning, God always does too. Despite how far you or I have strayed, He will respond to you as you seek Him.

I picked this verse because something myself, along with my Moms in the Making group, have been pressing into is a downpour of babies. It’s also significant to me that as I type this it is drizzling outside and we are expecting more rain in the forecast this week. I am ready for the drought to be over and declaring it is time for the rain to come forth. No more barren land, but instead it’s time for the fruit to manifest.

I am believing as the rain will fertilize the land, God’s favor will restore life and fruit to those who have been waiting on it. No more deserts, the rain is coming! Start waiting expectantly to receive promises from the Lord. Press on to know Him and believe that he desires to give you good gifts. He will respond to you as the arrival of the spring rains!

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18 Comments
  • Vicki
    Posted at 07:12h, 22 February Reply

    Thank you for this devotional. It is the first thing I read this morning and has lifted my spirits. I have been in a drought lately and God spoke to me through you. I will be praying for you sweet sister.

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:51h, 22 February Reply

    Nothing can grow without rain…
    Hugs to you friend.

  • Carissa Maul
    Posted at 13:17h, 22 February Reply

    What a great post and a good analogy that it seems to be raining babies. But you’re right we must press on, we must keep the faith and believe in His plan. We must keep moving forward just as the Israelites!

  • mamabrucks
    Posted at 13:41h, 22 February Reply

    What a beautiful way to encourage those who are waiting…waiting can be draining…but hoping for the downpour!! Let it rain!

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 18:45h, 22 February Reply

    I love that verse. We all have times of drought, and it’s so good to remember to press into Him.

  • threekidsandafish
    Posted at 19:21h, 22 February Reply

    Love this verse. Finding joy in the rain, so hard to do but if we lean on him He will carry us through!
    Cathy

  • Mary Collins
    Posted at 19:24h, 22 February Reply

    Beautiful verse and good reminder to all of us in a season of expectation. Never lose faith. He will show up.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 20:21h, 22 February Reply

    This is such a tremendously lovely scripture by which to cling. It speaks to me on a level I’m not even sure I can articulate yet. But thank you for reminding me that God sends His rain. (Of grace. Of mercy. Of love. Of provision. Of protection.)

  • Aly
    Posted at 22:48h, 22 February Reply

    Amen! His rain is pouring!!

  • Nance Biswas: Leaning on Jesus
    Posted at 23:04h, 22 February Reply

    Amen! I just read this morning that sometimes God doesn’t answer our prayers because we are not expectant that He would listen to our cries. I’m blessed to see your faith! Praying that you’ll have a little one in God’s perfect time!

  • Marissa
    Posted at 08:24h, 23 February Reply

    Hoses is one my favorite books of the bible… such love in that story…

  • lifeofaministermom
    Posted at 14:36h, 23 February Reply

    What a powerful truth! Standing firmly with you and believing the drought is over!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 14:37h, 23 February Reply

    God is so faithful! He is ready to forgive us when we stray and always stands with open arms to welcome us back. I am praying for our nation…oh, how I long for it to return to the God of Heaven, for surely if WE make the effort to come back to Him, He will hear from Heaven and will heal our land, as He did the wayward Israelites so many times. The background and meaning of this passage is so profound and much needed in our day. Thank you for sharing!

  • Tara
    Posted at 15:30h, 23 February Reply

    We waited 3 years for our adopted son. Just before we were about to be matched, I was given an intense feeling that my prayers would be answered SOON, even though there weren’t really any changing circumstances that would have made that likely. Sometimes God gives us stirrings in our hearts to prepare us. I hope your time is coming soon!

  • pjkuhn
    Posted at 17:24h, 23 February Reply

    “Let us press on to know Him.” The cry of my heart. We used to sing a song, “I want more of Jesus, more and more and more.”

  • Brianna George
    Posted at 22:13h, 23 February Reply

    this post makes me think of that song Let it rain. 🙂 Prepare your fields dear one. 🙂

  • Jed Jurchenko
    Posted at 08:00h, 24 February Reply

    Such an encouraging and refreshing Scripture for starting the day. Apparently we are with you MOP’s group in the whole downpour of babies. Jenny and I are excitedly awaiting the arrival of our fourth girl, who is due this April 🙂

    Wishing you and your family a blessed week!

  • Sildenafil
    Posted at 01:21h, 02 March Reply

    It is a beautiful verse. Thanks for posting.

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