God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. “It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. –Genesis 9:12-15 BSB
Did you know that a rainbow cannot appear without rain, or ice crystals, or water droplets, or some kind of storm? God is reminding us that in our lives, there will be storms and trials. But afterwards, there is also a reminder of God’s trustworthiness painted across the sky.
We’re reminded of His faithfulness in the past so we can boldly walk into the future. We can stand assured in the knowledge God can be trusted to remember and keep His promises.
I believe that bears repeating. God can be trusted to remember and keep His promises.
Whether we like it or not, our country is experiencing an incredibly stressful time in its history. Stress brings on anxiety—not just concerning the immediacy of the magnitude of our elections, but also the magnitude of concerns each of us face in our everyday lives.
Where in your life do you need to be reminded of God’s promises? That He never fails to keep them? Are you going through something that is making you anxious? Philippians 4:6 and 7 reminds us, “Do not be anxious about anything; but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The election (and its aftermath) isn’t our only concern. Remember the global pandemic? (And I know, how can we forget, right?)
Just as Noah faced tremendous changes and challenges, so do we. Just as Noah had to cling to the promises of a trustworthy God, we have to do the same. Noah’s journey certainly wasn’t easy—and neither is ours.
The close of 2020 is fast approaching, and our country is facing some significant choices and decisions.
We don’t know how the year is going to end. Oh, people can speculate, make promises, offer solutions, and say what they will or won’t do.
The truth of the matter is, we’re not called to put our trust in man. In Psalm 60:11, the Psalmist cried out, “Lord, give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.”
We should stand in agreement with the great warrior David, who in Psalm 20:7 declared, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
Right now, today, we have to trust that our God who has been faithful in the past will be faithful in the future, because no one human being is the answer or the solution to the world’s seemingly overwhelming problems and situations. No—that space is reserved for Jesus Christ, and for Jesus Christ alone.
I’m putting my trust in the One who faithfully keeps His promises, and faithfully keeps His people. Why? Because Jesus is the real promise keeper!