Tomato Plants and Rainbows

It has been a wet week here at our home. My tomatoes haven’t been doing so great, and I’ve done what I can to protect the fruit already on the vines. They much prefer their leaves to be dry!

Yesterday our electricity went out for a while during a thunderstorm. It honestly was a lovely experience. We sat outside on our porch and enjoyed the rain. The Lord even blessed us with a rainbow.

When I look at the rain, I can either focus on the yucky tomato plants or the rainbows that they help produce. I’m doing my best to look at the rainbows!

I want to be content with my life, friends. No, it’s not perfect. But it is peppered with God’s grace and I know that I have a purpose here. If you are reading this, you have a purpose, too.

The Bible verse of the day on my phone is Psalm 143:10: “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”

I love this verse, and I’ve looked at it often today. Like the psalmist, don’t we want to be on level ground? We don’t want to walk through the valleys or climb the mountains of life very often. Level ground seems like the best place to be.

Life will go so much more smoothly if He teaches us to do His will. We will always have Him as a rock to depend on. I’ve learned that when I’m walking in His will, the valleys and mountains aren’t so bad. Just as long as He is with me, too.

For a lot of my life, I didn’t look at the bright side of things. This is something that I still struggle with! But as I’ve grown older I’ve realized that God’s blessings are everywhere if we just look for them.

Even in the tomato plants that are struggling with blight. They are teaching me how to be a better gardener. I now know that I probably need to start applying a fungicide earlier in the season. And next year, I plan to start another round of tomato seeds in May to have plants ready to succession sow in July.

We can choose to understand that the Lord is teaching us good lessons in our times of trouble. We can learn so much from these experiences while taking in the rainbows He puts on our path along the way.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, friends. I hope that you have a lovely day!

2 thoughts on “Tomato Plants and Rainbows

  1. Laurie says:

    Our tomato plants are doing ok, but not fast. We are getting a few here and there. Honestly it’s ok because idk what I’d do right now with a huge harvest.

    My husband said that calcium helps blossom end rot but idk what helps blight. I think my eggplants have that.

    I relate to your thoughts on being content. It’s a daily struggle, but God is always available to help us.

    Have a great day!
    Love the rainbow.


    • Nicole says:

      Thank you, Laurie! I have been using copper to help with the blight. It has helped, but if I’m not really on top of it after a rain it comes right back. I hope you have a great day, too!❤️

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