This morning, while I was on my way to work, there was a revelation that hit my spirit and I would like to encourage you with the same word that encouraged my heart!
I was driving north and I looked to the east side, the sun was shining bright and the skies were blue. On the west side, there was a storm, dark clouds filled the sky. No matter what direction you look at - from east to west or from west to east - the difference in the skies resemble a portion of our journey in life. We go from a season of many blessings and joy to a season of tests and trials or we go from a season of trials, a season that requires much perseverance, to a season where we reap joyfully what we have sown in the season of the storm.
Looking toward the west, I saw a rainbow in the sky. From where I was postured, the rainbow was evident before the storm even hit. Holy Spirit spoke so clearly & said that there is a promise that stands even before the storm. Think about it, before we hit the storms of life, there is a promise that stands you before regardless of what's coming. Even if the dark clouds, increase and the rainbow is not visible, there is still a promise that met you at the door of that season. That promise, you are to hold on to and carry through the storm.
The funny thing is if you were coming from the west, looking east, the position of the rainbow never changed, however the rainbow seemed to be where the sun and brightest skies were. At the end of the day/season, at the end of the storm, the promise met you. The promise was evident at the end of the storm.
I want to encourage you, that no matter what storm of life you are in right now. The promise meets you at the door of that season, and it will be there at the end of the season. However, the key is for you to hold on to and remember the promise as you go through the storm. Don't allow the storm you take you out! Don't allow the storm to drown you! Don't let the dark clouds intimidate you!
The promise still stands - it met you at the door of the storm, it will be there at the end!!!
Thank You Lord for your promises and your words concerning our lives! Thank You that they stand in the midst of the storm! Thank You for meeting us before the storm! Thank You for greeting us at the end of the storm! You are our reward & we seek to please You! Keep us in the storm! Remind us of Your Word during the storm and we Thank You for the Rainbow before the Storm!!!
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