On this wonderful Memorial Day I spent it buying plants and enjoying the rain. Most people would complain about it, but I see it as God’s way of watering His garden. After I finished planting everything I looked up in the sky and saw a rainbow, the first thing that came to mind was the story of Noah. We’ve all heard and read Noah’s story, God asked him to build an ark and up until that time there had never been rain on the earth. So when Noah told the people it was going to flood not only did they not know what rain was, but they also thought Noah was crazy. Although Noah did not know what rain was and the ultimate purpose of God’s plan he faithfully built this large boat in the mist of ridicule. In the end God made a bow in the sky promising never to destroy the earth by water again.
I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. - Genesis 9:13 (NKJV)
Noah’s story is a wonderful reminder of just one of God’s promises to His children. One thing I’ve learned throughout my life is if God makes you a promise you can take it to the bank. He never lies and never forsakes us. I’ve heard others say that God has forgotten the promises He’s made, but I think it’s the other way around I think we are the ones who forget. We forget that God’s time is not our time; we forget that His thoughts are not our thoughts; we forget His ways are not our ways. If we can throw all of our expectations out the window and just take God at His word our lives would be so much easier. I will admit that there have been times that I’ve become impatient with God and forgot that He doesn’t work the way I think He should. He’s never late, even when we think He’s four days late He is right on time. So today If you are waiting on God to fulfill His promises like Abraham let’s not take matters into our own hands and wait patiently for Him to make good.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.- 2 Corinthians 1:20
God never made a promise that was too good to be true.
Dwight L. Moody