1 Girl Nation – “Count Your Rainbows” (Devotional)
The story of Noah is astounding. We all know the story. If you truly think about what was asked of him from the Lord and how he responded, it should increase your faith. Fact is, he had never seen or experienced rain. He had never heard thunder, splashed in puddle, or seen lighting for that matter. And now heΓÇÖs to expect enough rain to completely flood the Earth and all of creation? Oh, and by the wayΓÇªbuild a boat large enough to carry a zoo, the size of a football field.
What was Noah to do? At that point, he had two choices. Either be swept away in the raging floods or build a boat for him and his familyΓÇÖs safety along with 2 of every kind of creature. The first choice would have been a result of fear, the unknown and disbelief. The second choice required immediate faith, obedience and trust.
WeΓÇÖre all thankful for NoahΓÇÖs example of his trust in GodΓÇÖs word!
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.Philippians 4:8
God brought him through the rain and through the storm.
At the end of it all God paints beautiful rainbows across the sky as a promise to Noah that HeΓÇÖd never flood the Earth again. It also serves as a reminder to us that when we’re going through the storms of life, to trust that God has a boat of our own to build and to choose to set our minds and hearts on those promises and plans He has for our life.