Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday Morning Coffee - Looking for the Rainbow
I don't know about you, but there are some days when I am just feeling down. I don't have enough time to make all the visits and calls that I need to, I don't have the energy or inspiration to write the newsletter article or devotional piece, I don't have the creativity needed for the new idea I had, and to top it off, I have a cold coming on and I can't sleep very well with a stuffy nose.
Okay, that might be this week for me.
Yes, there are times, there are days, when it just seems so dark and depressing, times when it feels like all of our energy has been pulled right out of us, and we are just there. Just there sitting in the darkness, sitting in the storm, and hoping that it will end soon and a rainbow will appear.
Because a rainbow is a sign of hope, right?
A rainbow is a sign that the storm is over and a new day, a bright day, is coming.
Yes, sometimes it feels like I am just waiting for a rainbow to come, and that is not an easy place to be.
Many times when I am feeling like this I jump back to the book of Psalms. I love the psalms because there is a psalm in there for just about every emotion I could ever feel. So this week I was spending a little time with Psalm 46. Verse 10 says, "Be still and know that I am God."
That one little line reminded me that in these dark times, in the times of struggle and trial, in the times where it seems like there is no hope - God is there. God is there in the midst of it all and he is bringing the rainbow, he is bringing the new day, he is bringing the hope that we all long to experience in our lives.
So today may your eyes be opened, may you sit in God's presence, and may the rainbow you need appear.