I trace the rainbow through the rain

Love, that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be

Light, that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to Thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

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.

Cross, that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

George Matheson

For the past month, since my friend and business partner Rob got sick, I have been praying to ask God to give me a glimpse of His plan. I have devoted myself to praying literally all day long. As the names of people in my circle pop into my head, I would pray for them right then… and I’ve been praying that God would open my eyes and ears and heart to Him and only Him, staring in His direction.

Sitting in church yesterday morning, this hymn popped into my head. I haven’t sung it in years, but I had to read the words immediately as I thought perhaps this is a message from God. The words are like a salve to my hurting soul this morning.

God’s love is so completely unfathomable … it’s so incredible to me that He loves us. There are a few lines in this hymn that speak particularly to me…

I rest my weary soul in Thee;

I yield my flickering torch to Thee;

I trace the rainbow through the rain

My soul is indeed weary as I try to hold together my day job, the responsibilities I have as a wife and mother, the responsibility of starting a new business and trying to manage all of that, let alone the burden of worrying about Rob’s health and how the studio could survive should I have to buy his half of the business. My burden is very heavy right now, heavier than I can ever recall… this hymn tells me I can rest my weary soul in Him, and if I can yield MY will to HIS will… listen for His word and following HIS direction, I can trace the rainbow through the rain because I KNOW who He is. I know HE is faithful. I know HE has a plan.

Lord, everything I have is Yours. I rest my weary soul in You and trust that You will bring me through the rain. I have felt so strongly that You brought Rob to my path for him to help me and me to help him. We felt so strongly this building and studio was YOUR will. If I’be mistaken and this studio is not Your will, I pray You will guide and direct me, and give me the courage to let it go. If it is Your will, I pray You will protect and bless it… bless the students and the instructors who enter its doors… that Your glory would shine and Yours alone…amen.

I’m still watching for miracles, praying that as people see them, God will be glorified.

Be blessed today, my friends!

Thanks so much for your love and support in this, my period of testing


Author: Journey-For-Life

I am a musician, an engineer, a mentor; my desire is to leave things better than I found them; I am a sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend. Suicide breaks my heart; Cancer breaks my heart; Human trafficking breaks my heart; Seeing people make bad life decisions breaks my heart. I am thankful for the One True and Living God who saved me from myself and, through His Son Jesus Christ, has saved from my sins; I am confidently persistent, passionately determined and boldly creative so that I may inspire others to live a life that ultimately matters.

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