Rain wears me down just like a tennis ball that is soaking wet that doesn't bounce as high. I do not bounce up cheerfully when it downpours. My fun is over and I seek shelter. Shelter in the truth of God and His Word. I am not over the top religious, but I enjoy honoring God in my life. I don't and make an effort to not judge others in the hopes that I am not judged. On the court, I am judged by my play and perseverance.
The tennis ball may bounce lower in my court, but I propel that ball over the net and offer it to my friend on the other side of the court. I don't give up and rally along even if it is raining in my life.