When clouds of challenges try to overcome us, DON’T BE AFRAID, for though we walk THROUGH the valley of the SHADOW of death, Jesus, the HOPE of glory, IS WITH us! Remember three things in here …(1) it is only a shadow, (2) you are walking THROUGH, therefore it is NOT your permanent address and no cloud can stay where it is forever. It is always moving, (3) Jesus, the HOPE of glory, IS WITH YOU! HOPE is a joyful anticipation of good. When Jesus is WITH YOU, joyfully expect to SEE His goodness piercing through!
Grab hold of the Word spoken to you today! “Christ IN you, the HOPE of glory!” (Colossians 1:27). Magnify Him!. Funny to think that I used to ask the Lord, how do I magnify You, Lord? He simply said, “see Me BIG over everything and hear My voice the loudest though a lot of times I speak to you in a still small voice. Harden NOT your heart and yield. Avoid listening to your emotions for it will take you to a downward spiral. Rise up and take heed to My Word for it is a LAMP to your feet and a LIGHT to your path (Psalm 119:105 NKJV).” Awesome! Thank You, Jesus!
Look at this beautiful photo that conveys HOPE in the midst of a cloudy day! The rainbow always stands for God’s covenant with us. It is a formal, solemn and binding agreement that was signed by the Blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus. It is a promise that the Promise-keeper is faithful to fulfill. It is an assurance that even in the midst of chaos, turmoil and challenges in our lives, He always have an “exit” sign for us. When the going gets rough and tough His grace is always sufficient and His strength is made perfect for us. He never leaves us nor forsakes us because of His great love poured into our hearts by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Who can separate us from the Love of God? NOTHING and NO ONE! What a beautiful covenant we have in Christ!
Focus on the beauty of the rainbow instead of the clouds around it. It may not stay long but it is there to remind you that Someone Who loves you the MOST, Jesus, is watching over you. When you catch this message, He will overwhelm you with His love, peace and joy. And from now on, you will never look at another rainbow the same way again like you used to.
“Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.” Ezekiel 1:28
Photo Credits: Malen Caguiat-Pecson