In southeast Missouri, the past week’s weather has been beautiful! After months of frigid temperatures and cloudy skies, it has been so wonderful to open the windows and doors, wear short sleeves, and enjoy that walk to the mailbox. Tonight, the forecast was not quite as cheery. It’s supposed to rain for the next seven days or so. At first, I was bemoaning that it’s supposed to rain and rain and rain, until I thought about a sign I saw last week. It said, “Rainbows Come After the Rain.” I don’t know about you, but I love to see rainbows in the sky. Rainbows remind us that when the bow in the clouds is seen, God will remember His promise that He made with Noah, when He said, “neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth” (Genesis 9:11).
When you see a rainbow in the sky, it reminds us that God will always keep all of His promises. Those promised include that He’ll never leave us nor forsake us” (Psalm 27:9). “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). “Praise be to the LORD, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens” (Psalm 68:19). “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (I Corinthians 10:13). “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). He is working to provide us with good things. He has promised us a way to escape temptations. He will bear our burdens and give us rest.
Yes, I’ll be looking to the heavens next week after the rain, hoping to see a rainbow! Simply blessed, Courtney