When you can’t see through the rain, look for the rainbow. What does that mean?
Genesis 9:12-15 (NKJV),And God said; “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations; I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
This is a covenant, a promise, a word kept by God Himself. Numbers 23:19 (NKJV) says, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken and will He not make it good?”
As we go through our lives, we face challenges and difficulties. Storms will come and storms will go, but the Prince of peace, God’s promise to the world, is with us always. Jesus assures us of this in John 16:33 (ESV) when He says, “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace, in the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
We know that God’s faithful promises hold true. We’ve never known or experienced a flood like in the time of Noah. Looking forward, we were given another covenant, a promise…Jesus.
John 3:16 (ESV),“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
When Christ died on the cross and resurrected three days later and was seated at the right hand of the Father, it began a new covenant, a new promise. He promises us eternal life…if we choose to accept His invitation. Once we accept His invitation, it isn’t just going to be a “cake walk.” As I mentioned John 16:33, we will have trials. We also have the assurance from that scripture, scripture that is God breathed, scripture that is alive and active and sharper than any two edged sword, that Jesus has overcome them all.
What I want us to do is think of a trial we recently have gone through. Let us thank Jesus for overcoming it. Let us also look for the rainbow through the rain. What has God promised you? There are so many promises throughout the Bible. Do we take the time in God’s word to hear Him whisper these promises in His still small voice?
Allow me to share some promises with you.
Jeremiah 29:12-14, Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
Isaiah 43:19, Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 31:1-2, … “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
When you can’t see through the rain, look for the rainbow.
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