One of my favorite Bible stories is Noah. At the end of the 40 days and 40 nights of rain, flooding, overall destruction of the world, God shows Noah a rainbow. God tells Noah that the rainbow is His promise that the world will never again be destroyed by a flood. Everytime I see a rainbow, I have a sense of peace knowing that it represents a promise of God.
I’ve had this recurring *thing* in my life..a fear that plagues me like none other. This weekend, I was especially plagued by this fear to the point that I dreamed about it. Yesterday, as I was washing my car, I saw a rainbow and God made a promise to me, that I had no reason to allow this fear into my life. He said to me, “Deneen, I will not allow *that* to occur in your life again.” I believed what He said…barely.
This morning, I got the email that I have been dreading. I did some investigation, and it turns out that things are not nearly as bad as they were in my mind. After I discovered this, I heard, “Deneen, what did I promise you?”
It wasn’t an I-told-you-so moment. It was the gentle voice of a Father, reminding His child that His word is true.