When heartaches come like heavy rains,

we can take comfort that a rainbow is not far behind.

In time, God will lift the gloom and still the pain;

He will say enough is enough.

Peace!  Be still.

Noah built an ark to take him through the heavy rains,

and we can do the same.

Our arks, however, are built

from previous blessings and answered prayers,

and they are sealed with the assurance

that we can confidently wait in His strength

for the sun to shine ’round about us again.

The things we fear,

the doubts we have,

the heartaches that grip us –

all these become the colors in our rainbow,

painted with the brush of wisdom,

from a palette of mercy and grace.

And as we walk to rainbow’s end,

we come to see that

we were never so much “holding on” through rough seas

as we were being held  –

safe, in His Almighty Hand.

It is on this sure ground that we travel to our pot of gold

and find it filled with His abundant love,

full to overflowing.

 Wherever you are in the midst of your storm today,

know that God is near.

Even now, He is making a pathway to your heart,

and He will come like the sun spilling brightly over rippling waters.

He will blow the clouds away and leave you a rainbow.

He will walk with you and give you peace.

He will care for you with His ever-abiding love.

 Watch for Him, dear one,

For He will surely come.

Scriptures of comfort:

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.  Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.  Psalm 18:16 (NIV)

 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.”  And the wind died down and became perfectly calm.   Mark 4:39 (NAS)

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and man.  Genesis 9:16 (NIV)