Sometimes I think about how excited I get when I’m looking forward to something in life. Whether it is a vacation from school, a new project that I’m working on, the possibility of a new romance or just something that makes me look forward to potential happiness or satisfaction. However, as with most things in life nothing ever turns out the way that we plan it.
Whenever it seems that your future is shining bright, there is no doubt that life will begin to send storms your way. During the raging winds, fierce downpours and thunder a strange feeling of despair and hopelessness will begin to rear its ugly head. However, through it all we must remain steadfast and keep on going to the finish line.
Once the clouds have cleared and you can see the sun again the sight of a beautiful rainbow will be stretching across the sky. Just as God promised Noah that He would never destroy the world by water again, we must remember the truthfulness of God’s word. Alright, so your goal probably wasn’t to avoid another Great Flood but the rainbow does hold some truth behind it.
Maybe you went through a storm in life because of financial hardships or something of that nature. Bill collectors constantly sending letters and calling, a relationship is falling apart or professors are piling up assignments before Spring Break. These all contribute to a storm that will try to break you down. When you get to the end and see that rainbow, it symbolizes that God put you through it because He knew you could do it!
In order to experience any good in life you must experience the bad as well. That just makes the good even better since we know of the hardships that came in order to get there. So, just remember that even when the storm is raging around you the rainbow is coming right behind it.
Genesis 9: 12-13:
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.