I saw this phrase the other day
Count your rainbows not your thunderstorms.
But I passed on by without taking too much notice at the time.
Then later it just sprung back into my mind but I could not remember where I had seen it - if you know please leave me a comment so I can give the right credit to it.
It got me thinking about how we tend to go along
smiling at the rainbows
frowning at the storms.
we get upset by the thunderstorms,
we get enraged at the thunderstorms,
we get cowered down by the thunderstorms.
Who or what has the power over us?
Is it the thunderstorm? - No!
God has the power over the thunderstorm as well as the rainbow.
So why do we get down?
In our Sunday School this month I have prepared the Theme of the Authority of Jesus and the 5 weeks are
Authority of Jesus
After having worked on this there is no way I should get enraged over natural thunderstorms or the storms the devil tries to throw at me.
I should face them through with the power of Jesus
We need to remember the rainbow of promise that comes out of the storm.
We need to look past the storms to the One who has the authority and power over the storms.
The One who has given us all the encouragement we need in His Word.
The One who has promised to never leave us
The One who has promised to walk beside us
The One who has promised to hold us in His hands
The One who has promised to keep us safe
The One who has said to us "Fear Not"
God will not let the storms defeat us when we keep our trust in Him.
So let's go along smiling at the storms as well as the rainbows.
Because God's promises are mightier than any fears!
Also we should remember that God can use our fears to our good
Yesterday I was sharing over at Testimony Tuesday on Holly Barrett's Blog on the subject of a fear I had when I was young, so why not head on over to read about a