Friday, June 1, 2012

God Gives Us Rainbows

It's been a while since I last posted.  I miss blogging.  The reasons I haven't come here are numerous.  They have caused me to sit down to type and words either can't come or I am so honest what I say scares me.  It's been a hard past few months.

But when God brought this to our sky this morning I knew I had to share because His love and faithfulness simply overwhelmed me.

Because I prayed for this rainbow.  This exact rainbow.  I knew it was mine right when I saw it.

We read the story of Noah's Ark three days ago during night time devotions.  Charissa sighed when she saw the picture of the rainbow saying she missed seeing rainbows.  We haven't seen one since moving here to Cooke.  I prayed silently that God would give Charissa a rainbow.  I knew it was a little thing, there are so many more important things for Him to do.  But He gave us a rainbow this morning.  Charissa was excited, but I was so full of wonder it hurt.  God answered my prayer so quickly and right in our backyard.  I stood in my pajamas on the porch watching as the colors intensified and then split into a double rainbow.  I was spellbound.

Early this winter I struggled so much with my own inadequacy for what God has called me to as a wife, mother and our ministry.  I was stretched thin, filled with depression and guilt as my arms ached for the baby I would never hold. 

But God has only wooed me through His Word, His faithfulness, His love.  Now the bird's sing outside as a new little person flutters with life in my womb.

This rainbow reminded me to keep looking up with expectation.

I just saw this link up and I knew I had to share :-)

Mom Heart Online


Kathy said...

What a beautiful post. How good God is to us. How good to know He always keeps His promises. Thank you for sharing your rainbow.

Dawn said...

Oh I am so glad you did share! God is always faithful!

MistyK said...

Bless you, sweet friend! What a beautiful picture. I've felt much the same about rainbows lately ... reminded that He cares and is moving in my life. Thank you for sharing and linking up!

Lori said...

I loved this post! I too had to be reminded of his faithfulness. He too put new life into my womb and we are due in Oct. Congratulations on your new baby!