I just took this picture the other evening from our back deck. The rainbow was a complete rainbow, and it was breathtaking. God is so good. When I see a rainbow, I instantly think of the Lord and His promises as well as His love.I posted my Sunday Scripture verse yesterday. I felt led to use that verse, but I kept thinking I don't have any pictures of Lillies that would go with the Bible verse. However, I went ahead and posted the verse with the picture I had available. As I was heading to bed last night, the phone rang. It was business for my husband. Something had happened that was not good for our contract with a particular company. I went to bed with such a heavy heart. Instantly, the Lord reminded me of the scripture verses I had just posted. I understood...those verses were for me all long. I was so encouraged by the fact that God had ordered my steps to ponder those particular verses BEFORE I even needed them. He knew the phone call would be coming, and that I would be unsettled. He prepared a way for me to build my faith BEFORE I even knew there would be a situation. This brought so much encouragement to me. As I was taking my shower this morning, I took extra time to pray. The Lord answered my prayer, and I am so thankful. Each and every time a situation or trial comes my way, I see it as an opportunity to grow in faith. I don't always react that way at first, but I know in my heart of hearts that through the trial I will grow in the Lord. It doesn't always feel that way during the trial, but after all, God tells us to walk by faith and not by sight.
grace and peace,