Friday, 13 May 2016

There's A Rainbow Somewhere

Proverbs 8:29 I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries, and when he marked off the earth’s foundations.

      I was having dinner with my wife the other evening. We had a nice table next to a large window with a full view of the ominous skies and shards of colorful sunbeams between the dark gray clouds. The rain was coming down very hard and the sun's brilliance was reflecting off the raindrops. My wife looked out the window and said, "There's a rainbow somewhere." 
      I thought, "How true that is, we just have to look for it." Just knowing there is a rainbow around the corner will give a person hope. It is true that there are a lot of problems in this fallen world, but there are also solutions or rainbows so to speak that come our way and we have to be grateful for them. 
      The promises of God in His word are like the promise of the rainbow that was given to Noah. Gen. 9:17 So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth." From then onward, every time it rained Noah and his family would be reminded of God's goodness. The rainbow would help them remember that God keeps His covenants. We are fortunate to have the word of God that declares all the Lord's promises and covenants for all who walk them out by faith. 2 Cor. 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 
      God says that creation speaks to us about the greatness and the glory of God. Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handy work. We just have to look around and seek the promises of the Lord. God has the ability to take any problem that looks like monster storm clouds appearing on the horizon of our lives and turn those threatening menaces into blessings of hope and victory. 
      We might be at the bottom with life's hardships pressuring us with feelings of being destitute. Yet, somehow God will turn what appears to be a no-way-out situation into a victory and a testimony of God's love, power, and restoration in our lives if we let Him. The storm never feels good at the time while we are going through the trial and tribulation, but there is a promise of a rainbow somewhere that will give us the courage to believe God's promises of victorious living.
      I am sure Noah was not doing a happy dance or declaring a judgmental shout of "Hey, God, we sure showed them, didn't we?" Just because Noah was right didn't mean it felt good to know everything and everyone had perished because of rampant sin. 
      When Noah saw the scope and devastation the world had gone through because of the judgment laid upon the earth through the great flood, Noah's heart must have been emotionally wounded. The surreal feelings of looking over the new world would have been incredible to take into his mind and heart. 
      God, therefore, makes a covenant with Noah and his family. Gen. 9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 
      In essence, God was showing us that no matter how great the devastation and catastrophe we may go through in life, there will always be covenantal promises in God's word that will bring us through it. God was saying to Noah that there will always be a rainbow somewhere if you look for it. When you find it, you will be reassured of God's goodness toward us all. 

      If you are going through a hard time, then search the scriptures and find the promise God made to you and bring it to Him in prayer. Let the perfumed balm of Gilead calm your heart and renew your strength in the hope of the finished work of the cross that was done for you. 
      Press into the love of God through His word that gives your soul renewed strength and faith for the victorious triumph that belongs to you in Christ. 2 Cor. 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. Let us give God thanks for His goodness toward us and look for the rainbow of promise that will give us the victory in Christ. Remember, there's a rainbow somewhere.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks my brother. Hope in His promises ❤️

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