Thursday, February 20, 2014

If you're trying to trust His promises

Some time ago, a friend who lived on a Caribbean island emailed me a photograph of double rainbows she had captured while living in the tropical paradise. As I gazed at the radiant colors, I thought of what the rainbows symbolized—God’s promises, particularly the one never to destroy the earth again by flood. 

When I scrolled down to the bottom of the picture, however, underneath the rainbows, the photograph showed an unexpected tangle of weeds, roads, houses, and utility wires. They were a sharp contrast to the beauty of the rainbows.

At the time, I was experiencing anxiety from financial and career concerns. As I studied the picture, I realized that instead of remembering, And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19), I’d been focusing more on the problems than promises. eferences:
The more I'd lost sight of the truth of God, the more difficult things had become. God used the photograph to help me keep my eyes on the beauty of His promise, not the tangle of concerns.

Later, my friend sent me another rainbow photo from which her mother created a leaded glass ornament that  now hangs in my office.

When I see the ornament, I think of this verse, God always does what he says, and is gracious in everything he does.” (Psalm 145:13b The Message), and I try and ask myself, Am I living as someone who really believes God’s promises?



Nancy Sturm said...

Nice reminders of God's promises! Thanks, Beverly!

Beverly Varnado said...

You're such a blessing, Nancy!!


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