11 November 2009
"This is for all the lonely people..." ~ November 6th
"Rainbow in the Sky over Reutlingen"
It is hard to remember what light is when all you see is darkness. I can imagine the despair Noah and his family surely felt, holed up inside the Ark, the rain pounding down and the sky black…wondering if they would survive the forty days and forty nights. When left stranded, alone, tossed by life’s harsh waves, it is difficult to lean on God alone and trust that He will “leadeth ye unto still waters.” The enemy named doubt and despair creeps in and then what is left for you to lean on? You falter and flounder and begin to sink, the water overwhelms you…you cry “Lord, save me!” and seem to hear no answer.
Then Jesus reaches out his hand and catches you, as He did for Peter.
Yes, even in the angry storm, where you are torn apart and do not know who you are anymore or what the future holds…Yes, even there, “the voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of Glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters; The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the LORD is full of majesty…” And even there, God reigns supreme over all, “the LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King forever.” He gives his promise, his “rainbow in the clouds…the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”
So be strong and take heart, you who are burdened and weary and without hope. God is by your side, He is “the saving strength of his anointed,” he is indeed your Stronghold, your Defender, your Protector, your Shield, your Comforter. Lean on him, trust in him.
Picture: taken from my window, in the afternoon of November 5th. dedicated to you, S.
at 8:46 AM