Then I Saw A Rainbow
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Quote from Pray While You’re Prey:
“Don’t ever miss out on your blessings worrying about what someone else has. You have too much to be grateful for. If a blessing is meant for you, you will have it when God is ready to give it to you.”
Some days are better than others. I thank God that I can go for weeks, sometimes months without feeling lonely. But, occasionally, it happens. Usually, when other circumstances in my life are not going the way I want them to go, I start lamenting that I would not even care about these other circumstances if I had a relationship. If I had a relationship, then I would have the support I need to pursue my dreams. Maybe, if I had a relationship, I would not even have the same dreams and none of it would matter.
One morning on the way to church, which is usually when the devil tries to get all up in my ear, I was just feeling down. Though I know it is not true, I felt like no one really cared about me. I tried to listen to music and sing, which almost always makes me feel better, but it didn’t work. This was just going to be one of those funky days. I would get to church, plaster a fake smile on my face, worship, and then, go home and feel sorry for myself.
In the midst of my pity party, I felt a prompting to look in the rearview mirror, and then, I saw a rainbow. Rainbows are a symbol of God’s covenant that He would never flood the Earth again; they are also a sign to me that God is sovereign and has everything under control, even when the flood waters of life start to rise. Immediately, I felt better. I knew that I did not have to worry about anything that was going on in my life. God has everything under control.
Not only does He have everything under control, but He knows what He is doing. He knows what we need and when we need it. So, we can make ourselves miserable by looking around at what other people have or we can praise God for what we have. Anything, any blessing under the sun that is meant for me, will be mine in God’s appointed time. The same goes for you. Yet, we waste so much time and energy doubting that God has our best interests in mind.
God is with us all the time. He will give us the strength we need to get through the tough times. And, when we can no longer carry the weight, He will hold us up. He will carry us and help us. There is no need to worry or fear or be dismayed, if God is your God. Will we feel down sometimes? Absolutely; just don’t stay down. Think of the rainbow, God’s promise that He is in control. Then, pick yourself up and enjoy living the life that He has given you.
Thank You, God for being in complete control
over my life and every circumstance.
Please forgive me for worrying when things don’t go my way.
Lord, please help me to see the rainbow, the promise of your power,
in every situation in my life.
In Jesus’ Name,
*Scripture quotations are from the New International Version ©1984, unless otherwise indicated.