You are not going to believe what happened to me last night, which left me at a loss for words. I had been a little down yesterday afternoon, praying about something, and asking God for peace, understanding, confirmation and direction.
Around 7:15pm, I left the house to go pick up Morgan from cheerleading practice. I turned out of the driveway and casually glanced at the house as I pulled away – then slammed on brakes, stopped dead in my tracks, and gasped loudly, while the words “OH MY GOSH!”, flew out of my mouth.
The biggest, most glorious, beautiful, vibrant rainbow had hung itself right over my house. An entire semi-circle, was perched vividly in my yard, casting a glow of color and sunshine onto my roof.
When I say it was breathtaking, I mean that literally. I actually felt my breath leave my chest as I gasped. Kaitlyn was sitting in the car with me, and was alarmed at my outburst, thinking something was terribly wrong – then after realizing what was going on, she was a a bit confused at my apparent meltdown over a rainbow.
Friends, I cried. Tears filled my eyes and streamed down my face. And God impressed two words upon my heart in that moment: TRUST ME. It was loud as if I had heard those words with my audible hearing, and almost seemed as if I could see the words “TRUST ME” written in deep purple letters across the center of the rainbow.
Now you may be thinking the same thing that Kaitlyn was thinking – that something is seriously wrong with me. Who cries over a rainbow? What a weirdo.
But I dont think Im a weirdo really (maybe sometimes, I must admit), but in this situation, I was just so moved by the Holy Spirit, and so in awe of this gift that God had given me. I was so impacted on the inside, that I could not help my outward reaction.
I could hardly process the fact that I could “see”, with my human eyes, a message from the most High God, and that I could also “see” with my heart, that He was talking to me.
When I got back home, I could not wait to open my Bible, and see if God was going to confirm His gift to me through His Word. I was praying that He would illuminate a scripture to me, relevant to what I needed to hear. I flipped open The Book to a random page, and looked at the first passage on the page:
Psalm 37, and my eyes got stuck on verses 3-7:
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and he will do this; He will make your righteousness shine like dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; ………… (NIV)
Again – breath taking. Complete and utter awe in the supernatural holy intevention that I was experiencing. I first heard Him say “trust me”, then I read His words that said “trust me”.
I will trust in my God today, no matter what. I know that He is in control and He sees.
God works in such amazing ways – and what is most amazing, is that He does it in ways that we will understand. This rainbow may not have ministered to another person in the world. Other people in my neighborhood may not have even taken time to notice….. but to me, it was the greatest and most timely gift He could have given me.
If you have been anxious or fretting or worried about something in your life, and the “what-if’s” are causing you a lot of stress, put it in Gods Hands today.
He is calling us to TRUST HIM, in all His ways. Wait on Him. Believe that He is working on your behalf. Look for His gifts in your life today. The gifts are there for us, but we have to choose to see them and open them with our heart.