We can't stop the rain, we have to learn to dance in it. Torrential rains require we upgrade our rain gear from time to time. We get new rain boots, a heavier rain poncho, and a new umbrella, a larger one though.
Point being that we can’t stop something from materializing that God has already set in motion. We have to be optimistic and try to find the good in our circumstances; whatever they are. We are more pliable and versatile that we realize. We are also more resilient than we know. No we can’t stop the rain, but yes, we can learn to dance in it.