Friday, May 3, 2013

God’s Promises

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. 
Psalm 13:5

A testimony of God’s faithfulness…

It’s been over a week now, but I still cannot shake the image of a rainbow painted across the sky, the sun shining from behind me as I look up in awe. The majestic Rwensori Mountains stand boldly in the background, as the clouds roll over the peaks sending a warning of a storm approaching. Time seemed to stand still for me, barely breathing, taking in every inch of the panoramic view. I dare not move the slightest bit in fear it will all disappear. Though life continues on around me, a constant buzz of activity not affected by this masterpiece,

A few days prior to this experience, I had been praying fervently over a certain situation. Actually, I have been praying over this for several years now without seeing much change or movement. In desperation, a heart cry to God, I prayed, “Remind me of your promises… remind me that you hear my prayers.”

Later that evening, I was cooking with a friend in the community. We were sitting outside on a bench cutting up some greens that we were preparing for our meal. I hear a faint rumble of thunder which initiated me turning my head to look over my shoulder. That’s the moment God revealed to me this beautiful answer to prayer which has now been imprinted on my mind.

The time was about 6 pm, which is 11 am Eastern Standard Time, which is exactly the time a meeting was taking place in which I had been praying about. I was fighting back the tears as I realized this. I felt as if God had placed the bow in the sky just for me. As a reminder of his faithfulness.

I am thankful for a God that is so big, so powerful, and so holy, yet so tender, so loving, and so personal. Great is the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever.

Tonight our team had an evening of prayer and worship. One of the songs we sang was called; “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.” The third verse in particular seemed to wedge itself in my heart, as if God was reminding me again to continue to trust even in the pain. He was tapping at my heart and whispering his love over me as we sang...

"O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be."