Noah, according to the book of Genesis, endured the most powerful storm ever. This storm resulted in the annihilation of all humanity. However, that was not without a prior issue. Humankind was harsh and rash during Noah’s day. Sin was rife, and the Lord committed to the world to cleanse it, of all that had tainted His people. This resulted in 40 days of heavy rain and flooding. These were the trials of life back then; however, as they say, there is always a rainbow after the rain.
As the rains stopped and the floodwaters began to recede, Noah spotted a rainbow in the sky and proclaimed the new world.
“The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” -Genesis 9:16
In times of trial, especially in this pandemic, we always encounter Noah’s storms as our lives get cleansed from the contamination of evil and sin. Like Noah, they happen when the Lord decides to purify our life from all that has contaminated our peace. This is when we are called upon to hear Him and know His guiding presence.
Indeed, despite all the adversities that come and go, our God never fails to provide us with the things we deserve in this world.
The story of Noah not only represents redemption but also contains the secrets to overcoming life’s most significant hurdles. Perseverance, patience, and faith. These three key traits are essential to how we address our life’s obstacles. The world is a place of temptation, sin, and misery, but it is crucial to remember that it is also a place of love, sympathy, and faith. Likely, after every struggle, there is always a rainbow after the rain.
by Cheryl Hawkins