Our merciful God didn't let me stay there. Rainbows appeared. First, a co-worker shared a beautiful book of poetry and art by a young artistic prodigy, filled with poems and art with rainbows. During dinner that evening, we turned on the music channel. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was playing. Later I logged into Face Book. A friend posted a picture of a Rainbow Cypress. Its white bark displayed all the colors of the rainbow.
My devotions the next morning revealed a special message within all of the references and images of rainbows.
First was Psalm 105: 5: Remember His marvelous works which He has done....
Second from Streams in the Desert: Even though our circumstance are dire - we must wait for God to deliver us and not rush off with our hastily made plans - we must trust Him regardless of our circumstances.
And then, thirdly a reference to Psalm 27: 14 from F.B. Meyer: ....take courage and wait for the Lord. Patiently wait.
The message: When things are at their blackest, I must remember all of the blessings and miracles I have received from my Loving Father during past difficulties. He has never forsaken me. He will never forsake me, and He sent all of these references to rainbows to remind me of this promise.
Thank you, Lord, for all of the rainbows, miracles and promises you have so graciously bestowed on me. Your strength and love will be sufficient for all my trials and challenges. Amen.