What is it about rain that causes us to shut down? I think if we could recognize the cleansing of the rain, then we would not shun it but marvel at the renewing power.
What about the rain events in our lives? I have come to recognize them as cleansing also. After the storm, look around, see what has been cleared. Not all storms are bad. Get your umbrella, and watch what God is doing in the midst of the storm. We need the rain. enough for now.