Sunday, June 30, 2013

Look! A Rainbow!

Fear. Worry. Doubt. That’s what happened to me just before we went on vacation. I just felt like something bad was going to happen. I couldn’t disappoint everyone and say, “We’re not going,” just because I had a feeling. Soooooo, I prayed. Every time that little cloud of worry or fear or doubt came passing into my thoughts, I prayed. No one knew but me and God, of course.

We got lost going up the road. It rumbled and thundered as we put up the camper. The rain poured and the wind blew while we took a trip to town for supplies.  It rained during the night.
We went to the amusement park the next day. The train engineer warned of cinders that might get in our eyes. Our grandson was scared of the chairlift until his papa said he’d take care of him. It wasn’t dawning on me that our Papa is taking care of us. After lunch there was lightning and thunder and rain. The rides shut down for a few minutes but not long enough to suit me. I was still worrying.
It rained most of the way home the next day. We put up the camper to dry out and the rains poured again. I did remember to thank God for protecting us and getting us safely back home. And then I saw it. A RAINBOW! peeking out from behind a cloud. It finally dawned on me that I had nothing to fear, or worry about, or doubt. God’s promises and His plans never fail. I thanked Him again for the rainbow as I called everyone to come see.
No, things don’t always turn out perfect but God has a plan and He promises to see you through it.

What fears or worries or doubts do you have? How has God shown you His love and care? Has he reminded you in a special way that He is still in charge?

You may want to try this easy craft to help remind you that God promises to take care of us, not matter what the situation.
Don’t forget to leave a comment and show us your rainbow.

Photo: Craft n devoted coming to the blogsite.

1 paper plate
Hole punch

Fold the paper plate in half. Cut along the fold. On the back write out a Bible verse that reminds you God is taking care of you. You may want to use Isaiah 41:10. On the front use the markers to make a rainbow. Did you know there is a special order of the colors? Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, there is indigo that is very hard to see so I didn’t color it on my plate and, violet (purple).
Now cut 3 puffy clouds from the other half of the plate. Label them Fear, Doubt, and Worry. You may want to add verses to the back of each cloud as reminders that all through God’s word He promises he will take care of you. Some verses you may want to use are I Peter 5:7; Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 33:3; Jeremiah 29:11.

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