I originally posted this on June 2012. Please enjoy a quick snippet from my past.
Rainbows are special. There is a feeling of fanciful-ness when one sees a rainbow. I realize we should feel hopeful every time we see a rainbow, for that was the intent the Lord had for rainbows. When do rainbows “appear” ? Every time it rains, right? But what if it rains and we see no rainbow. Does it mean there is none? No, it just means we aren’t looking.
I believe this to be true in our lives, too. The Lord sends the rain in our lives, whether it is in the form of a gentle rain to water our thirsty souls, or a thunderstorm to clear away all the dirt and grime that has accumulated in the dark recesses of our souls. But no matter the reason the rain comes, there is always hope in the form of a rainbow. All we need to do is look for it. And sometimes, in order to see it, we just need to open our eyes!
I have had rain come into my life many times. In the last five years I have felt, at times, that I might drown. But I haven’t. Sometimes the rain seemed to pelt me to the point I wish I would drown. Yes, I went through clinical depression. But somehow, there was always a ray of light that kept me afloat. A ray of light that kept me going to the next day. Sometimes I would have to squint through tears to find the rainbow, but it was always there.
A few things I have learned:
I know from experience that rainbows are there in the midst of the storm, and I am starting to look more carefully for the rainbows before I give up for lost.
Blessings can come in many forms, from the smile of a stranger to a conversation with an unlikely friend to a hug from a co-worker. It can be in the form of music, a novel, or even a scene from a movie. It can come up from behind, from way out in front where someone turns to you, or from right next to you, possibly someone you have taken for granted.
The Lord is always the One to be praised for the rainbow, no matter what the form.
Today is a new day! My heart is full. My heart is decisive. My heart is broken. During this new season of blogging I have purposed that this will be about YOU, the reader. I am determined to share with you my heart, tips, advice, and lots of love and hugs. The reason? I am determined to bring hope to the hurting. Encouragement to the discouraged. Loved to those who feel unloved. I want to fulfill what I believe to be God’s purpose for my life.
I have been through many storms. Some are known, some are unknown. But I have found a little ray of sunshine in each storm and I want you to be able to see your rainbows as well. My hope and prayer is that you will find Hope for your Journey just as I have.
Prayers and blessings,