Today was another long day. Up early and to the airport to catch my flight back to Denver.
When I arrived in Denver this afternoon, it was sunny and 95 degrees. Several hours after getting home, I noticed that dark clouds were rolling in. There is something about a storm in the middle of the afternoon.
Sitting in the living room, the room had been filled with rays of sunshine and within minutes the room had become dark. The wind was getting stronger. I could hear the sound of the metal chimes clinging against each other. Looking outside the window, I could see the cattails in the wetland area swaying back and forth as if they were waves in the ocean.
There was lightening in the background to brighten up the area as it flashed through the sky.
The one thing about storms in Northern Colorado, they don't last long. The rain passed through within minutes leaving behind the fresh aroma of the air.
The final signature of the storm was the colorful rainbow that was left behind.
This storm appeared and disappeared within minutes. This reminded me of life. We have challenges, heartaches and disappointments and we feel that this is the end of our life. We wonder how can we handle these storms? They are put into our lives to help us to grow and to build the character that is needed for us to be that better person. These struggles are opportunities for growth.
Just like this summer storm that passed through so quickly, these situations will also pass. We just have to be willing to ride it out because there is a rainbow waiting for us. We think that God has abandoned us and we are at the mercy of the situations, but in reality God is sovereign. He wants to calm the storms for us, if we will only allow Him to do it.
The next time a storm comes through your life, take the time to thank God and ask Him what you need to be learning from this situation. You will be amazed of the "pot of gold" that will waiting for you at the end of the rainbow!