Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's all good!

The other evening as we were driving across Montana (which is a very large state in case you haven't taken that drive lately) a storm gathered and the rains began to come. We were concerned that we wouldn't be able to get to our trailer if the back-roads turned to mud. The sun broke through the western sky and a rainbow appeared ahead of us. (It's a little hard to see in the picture, but it's there!)
Rainbows always thrill me, so I take a picture each time I see one, if I can. As I snapped several shots through the pick-up window I was hopeful that just as God had promised Noah that He would never flood the whole earth again, perhaps this was a "sign" that we wouldn't have a "flooded" (muddy) road to deal with. As it turns out, that was just wishful thinking on my part... and, to be honest, I understood it as such at the time.

But... regardless of what we go through... regardless of our current circumstances... regardless of the material "blessings" others seem to enjoy... no matter what... God is still good. He's still in control of our lives, if we allow Him to be.

And because God is good... life is good!

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 84:11

The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Psalm 34:10

And we know that all things work together
for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28


Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! What great verses! May we always remember that all things work to the good. We would be much better off if we truly understood that truth.

Constance said...

My husband's hobby is photography and whenever we go to Yellowstone, he is always trying to get pictures of rainbows in the geysers mist and steam. Makes for some incredible photos!