Read: Genesis 6 -9 v17
I love rainbows. Here in Thailand, I am a blessed ‘Rainbow Chaser’. During rainy season, we can see a new rainbow most days as the sun shines through the rain or after the storm has passed.
Its not just the array of colors that appear against the grey blue sky or emerge out of the clouds that I love, nor is it the miracle of the sunlight touching the raindrops in the sky and causing such beauty – the science. No, it’s more than that… It’s the moment when heaven opens for a millisecond and God seems loud to me.
So often we can get weighed down with our current troubles and struggles. Those things we ‘thought’ we heard God say to us in the past – get crowded out of our minds, – or we wait so long for the fulfillment in our lives that we doubt what we heard or think that perhaps too much time has elapsed and surely if God was going to fulfill his promise to us, he would have done it by now….
Maybe it’s the promised healing of a loved one, the salvation of a wayward child or a beloved parent. It might be the promise of a spouse, or the birth of a child. It might be a vision seen come to fruition, a calling on our lives fulfilled or maybe a personal restoration in our own lives. It might be weeks since we heard the promise of God concerning our situation – it may be years and years – even decades since we have heard the gentle whisper from Him.
However it looks to you or me, we all have words that we know the Lord has spoken to us, that we have grabbed and held on to – at times maybe for dear life as we have agonized over a particular situation that possibly only you and the Lord know about.
So what is it the LORD has promised to you?
Has it been so long that you have given up, or decided that you must have misheard His voice? Are you tired and weary from waiting to see the promise fulfilled?
My prayer today, is that as you read, this would be your ‘rainbow.’ That it would be a reminder to you that the Lord set a rainbow in the sky to remind us of his everlasting love and promise to us and that He does not lie or break his promises. He is the divine Promise Keeper and that he would remind you that he indeed, will fulfill his promise to you.
Hebrews 10v23 “Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have,
for God can be trusted to keep his promise” NLT
- Are there any promises that you have heard God say to you over the years that you have not seen fulfilled?
- How do you feel when you think of them?
- Do you still believe they were for you and were the truth? Why?
Write these promises down somewhere – maybe your journal – or go back and look at them. Write down why you believed that the LORD was saying this to you and why you grabbed it as a promise for you.
Ask God to encourage you today – to remind you of His promise to you and to encourage you to keep trusting him for the fulfilment.