“When thunderstorms roll in, you make a choice
to either succumb with tears
to the gloomy downpour,
or smile & look for rainbows.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year
"In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days...Then God said to Noah, “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”...
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.” Genesis 7:11-12,24; 8:15-18; 9:12-17
Rather than laying on my bed watching the rain and wind increase and the likelihood of a walk or ride decrease, I should trust God and get my bum out of bed and do something. I need to trust there are better days and warmer weather in the forecast. Rather than focus on the rain, I'm opening my door to look for the rainbow. As I wait for the rainbow to appear, I'll trust God in whatever storm life deals me. Are you ready to trust God and build your ark while you wait for His rainbow and covenant to shine brightly in the dark sky? I am. If you need me, I'll be sliding down the rainbow with a smile on my face, thankful I trusted God and not the darkness of this world.