The Rainbow or The Storm? - A Dose of Encouragement

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.

Then at times we may even forget to truly acknowledge the rainbows but
      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
       over Sin
            over Disease
                 over Nature
                      over Death
                           over Salvation

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!


  1. I love these phrases and they came at the perfect time. I love it when i'm having a trying day and I see inspiration like this. Thank you for brightening my day! I'm stopping by from the blog hop & I hope your having a great Wednesday!

  2. Thank you for the uplifting advice!

  3. Great encouragement! Thanks for linking up at Woman to Woman’s Word Filled Wednesday! God bless!

  4. Good stuff! Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.

  5. Anonymous17:28

    Love that saying! I need to remember that the next time a "storm" happens!

  6. It's a nice saying, nice way to think, Sandra.
    Thank you for peeking in on my alphabet "R" Russian stuff.
    Thank you to for leaving your nice comment. We went on a
    "Buy one, get one" including airfare. I see they (Viking) are
    doing this again now.

  7. I was so encouraged by your blog post. I love when you said we need to look past the storms to the One who has the authority and power over the storms. It is also a wonderful reminder that like the rainbow after a storm, beautiful things do come out of the storms in our life.

    You also shared my life verse, Deuteronomy 31:6. :-)

  8. Beautiful uplifting post and love the rainbow shot!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  9. I absolutely love all of this Sandra! Trusting God in through the fears of a storm will lead us to the promise of a rainbow. God is our storm chaser and we just need to place all our trust in Him. Thank you for sharing your heart at The Weekend Brew. Blessings!

  10. Love this - 'remember the promise of the rainbow that comes out of the storm.' I was just explaining to my daughter today that happiness is a choice. We can choose to focus on our situation, on our storms, on what we don't have - OR, we can choose to be grateful with what we have, even if it's not much. We can choose to focus on the promise of the rainbow, instead of choosing to focus on the storm. #BloggerCareGroup

  11. Anonymous20:09

    Amen! Fine reminder for me! Glad you are my neighbor at Janis'.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  12. I like your Sunday School Lessons on Authority of Jesus. Isn't it wonderful that he handed that authority over to those of us who will receive it? Counting our blessing is so much better than counting our problems. Thank you for sharing with us here at "Tell me a Story."

  13. Beautiful words and a solid foundation to pass along to my kids! Thank you!!

  14. Encouraging post...I love watching a storm roll in filled with wind and rain. Of course I want it to stay a simple storm and not turn into a tornado or hurricane. Grateful the the rainbow that reminds us of His many promise.

  15. Great reminders Sandra! And how I do love those promising and pretty rainbows! Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

  16. Lovely thoughts here, Sandra. I especially love: "We need to look past our storms to the One..."
    Yes, the One is really all we need, isn't He? Thank you for linking up with us at Grace & Truth. Your posts are always a blessing!

  17. Inspiring post and thought provoking too! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.