Genesis 9: 13 – I set My bow [rainbow] in the cloud, and it shall be a token or sign of a covenant or solemn pledge between Me and the earth.

 We are our own worst enemies at times. We read the word of God yet can’t believe or accept his promises.

He forgives our iniquity and shortcomings yet we cannot accept his forgiveness.

Or we keep remembering them over and over and not moving from that place or allowing the Holy Spirit to take you to a higher level in your walk with God.

Some of us may have a slightly more ‘colorful’ past than others and that causes us to feel that we are not good enough.

I remember once someone said Jesus came to redeem the sinners. Does it matter if the sin was ‘big’ or ‘small’?

In God’s eyes all sin is sin

In God’s eyes all sin is just that – sin. Isaiah 43: 18 & 19 reminds us to: Do not remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

What causes us to keep remembering the things God has already forgiven us for?

I can’t say for anyone else but I can say for myself – sometimes I look back and think – could you have done a more stupid, reckless immature thing??

Read: Prayer of Repentance

Not Trusting God

I wonder how I could be so faithless that I would take matters into my own hands and not trust God.

Need I say that I would have messed things up so much then felt ashamed to go to God and ask for his forgiveness and help?

I also believe the shame of what we’ve done when we realize our mistakes keeps us in this place.

 

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God’s so Merciful

Thank God He is so kind and merciful and He is NOT like us, His arms are open wide almost as if waiting for us to run into them.

It is my firm belief that God forgives us the moment we sin, and He just waits for us to admit we were wrong and need His help. I think this because God is a consuming fire and it won’t take much for Him to consume us, yet He doesn’t.

Jeremiah 29:11 also tells us how God thinks of us: For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

The Word tells us that God made a promise not just to Noah but to the earth and put a sign in sky to remind the earth that His promises are sure. When you don’t receive or accept God’s forgiveness you set yourself back.

Let your past go, God has, and that should be enough for you to let it go yourself and choose to remember nothing but the love God has so freely given to us so that we can live and not die.

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May His grace be sufficient now and always, Amen.

Devotional - A Rainbow of Promise

That I may know Him and the power of the Cross. I'm learning more and more to trust that God has my best interests at heart and that everything He does is for purpose and by design. I encourage you to get to know Him, it has been the most exciting journey so far for me, I'm sure it will be the same for you!

6 COMMENTS

  1. Some of us would like to keep the devotional after we have read through because it may be a prayer you want to pray several times over. But I have observed that as soon as you exit it does not save anywhere and you loose it completely.
    Kindly enable us save it for future use.

    Thank you.

    • Lucy, you could Copy and Paste it into a Microsoft Word Document and File it under the name you require, this is what I do and it works well. God Bless You. Evie.

  2. Dearest Father God, we thank You so very much. How often You rescue us from all fear and distress! How often You hear and answer us. Please grant that our hearts may always be eager and joyful because we know You walk with us and You answer us. There is nothing else for us in this world; You are our one hope, our one and only hope. You alone can help our times, help the nations, help each person. Nothing else matters to us. Lord our God, for the rest of our lives on earth You alone are our Help, our Guide, our Comfort, and our Strength, You are forever Faithful and Forgiving so please help us keep our eyes on You and Your Promises. In the Beautiful Name of Jesus we Pray. Amen.

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