I was having dinner with my wife the other evening. We had a nice table next to a large window with a full view of the ominous skies and shards of colorful sunbeams between the dark gray clouds. The rain was coming down very hard and the sun’s brilliance was reflecting off the raindrops. My wife looked out the window and said, “There’s a rainbow somewhere.”
The promises of God in His word are like the promise of the rainbow that was given to Noah. Gen. 9:17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.” From then onward, every time it rained Noah and his family would be reminded of God’s goodness. The rainbow would help them remember that God keeps His covenants. We are fortunate to have the word of God that declares all the Lord’s promises and covenants for all who walk them out by faith. 2 Cor. 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
We might be at the bottom with life’s hardships pressuring us with feelings of being destitute. Yet, somehow God will turn what appears to be a no-way-out situation into a victory and a testimony of God’s love, power, and restoration in our lives if we let Him. The storm never feels good at the time while we are going through the trial and tribulation, but there is a promise of a rainbow somewhere that will give us the courage to believe God’s promises of victorious living.
When Noah saw the scope and devastation the world had gone through because of the judgment laid upon the earth through the great flood, Noah’s heart must have been emotionally wounded. The surreal feelings of looking over the new world would have been incredible to take into his mind and heart.
God, therefore, makes a covenant with Noah and his family. Gen. 9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
In essence, God was showing us that no matter how great the devastation and catastrophe we may go through in life, there will always be covenantal promises in God’s word that will bring us through it. God was saying to Noah that there will always be a rainbow somewhere if you look for it. When you find it, you will be reassured of God’s goodness toward us all.
Press into the love of God through His word that gives your soul renewed strength and faith for the victorious triumph that belongs to you in Christ. 2 Cor. 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. Let us give God thanks for His goodness toward us and look for the rainbow of promise that will give us the victory in Christ. Remember, there’s a rainbow somewhere.