“I will put my rainbow in the clouds to be a sign of my promise to the earth.” – Genesis 9:13.
The other day I was seeing a movie with my little brother, and then we went to the grocery store after. While we were in the movie, it stormed like crazy. When we got to Publix, seven-year-old Gracin said, “Look, Sissy! There’s a pretty rainbow!” I looked up and you know I had to take a picture of that. I think we take these beautiful things for granted sometimes. In the Bible, when God made promises to His people, there was a rainbow in the sky.
Recently I have been stressing about my future. I’m graduating a year early, as I have talked about before, so next month I will start my third and final year of college. Will I regret leaving my home at Trevecca and the friends I have made? Will I be able to find a job at all, especially in the field that I feel called to? Will I get in to graduate school, and if so, will I be able to afford it? Will I be able to find a husband once I graduate? Where will I live?
Even though I am thoroughly enjoying my summer, these questions have sort of all been piling up in the back of my mind for awhile now. It doesn’t help that I am innately a worrier. I worry about everything. However, the Bible tells me to do otherwise:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? …. But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:25-27; 33-34
To sum it all up, this rainbow was a much-needed sign of the peace that I was so craving. One of the most comforting and reassuring God-given promises is Deuteronomy 31:6, which says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”