Years ago, I do not remember exactly what I was doing but I do remember walking out of my home after a dark storm and seeing a rainbow high above in the sky.
Then I was given the following word or thought:
The thunder rolled
Fear came over me
Reminding me that you were
Kickin’ the devil’s butt
Then, all will be at peace
As a rainbow appears
Reminding us of the victory
Even now, we are facing a dark fear as our savings have dwindled, credit cards are maxed (that we can’t pay now) and the dark clouds called worry about finances loom over our head. Yet, we know God is the victor and He will work this out especially since we want to save our credit to do things for His glory.
Often, we all go through dark periods in our life. We may wonder if there is hope or if we will be able to come out of the darkness. Yet even as the darkness is overwhelming, we must also remember that God is in the midst of the dark storm as we are reminded that even as we living under the clouds of adversity, the Son is still shining (I read this somewhere a long time ago but I don’t have the reference).
Even now, we are facing other situations that make our future look cloudy yet even as we face this darkness, we must endure and remember that God is walking beside us and helping us through these dark clouds. That we must keep believing in Him and know that He is our provide and our victor.
After all, Psalms 20 (NIV) reads:
May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.[ May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
I know you’re probably asking – should we as God’s children be free from pain and darkness? No, it rains on the just and the unjust. Yet, even as we face these moments of an unsure future, I am glad I have Him at my side and kicking some devil butt and He will be the victor as He gives us peace, victory, and hope in troubling and uncertain times.
So what are you going through that seems dark and hopeless? Are you scared about the future? Whatever it is, I’m praying for you that you are able to seek God’s peace and put your trust in Him as He walks alongside you.