Is There A Rainbow At The End Of The Tunnel?
Sometimes, Life is akin to sitting on a train that is going through a tunnel – where we do not know how long the tunnel is and whether if there is a rainbow at the end of it! Here are some things I have learnt whilst in the tunnel.
Firstly, intentionally choose to switch on your reading lamp to read God’s Word. In the pitch darkness of a tunnel, we don’t often know what is coming up next. However, we should still play our part to ensure that we’re heading in the right direction; dark and difficult as it may be. It is only by reading God’s Word will we ensure that we are doing the right things.
“16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)
For me, God has emphasized that I continue to lead and guide someone who has betrayed me over and over again. It feels so futile but God insists that I persevere! The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years as a result of their disobedience. I must choose to obey Him for that is the shortest way out of the dark tunnel. Obedience always leads us in the right direction as it guides us toward God’s rainbow (a symbol of His promises). Not only that, obedience in spite of escalating difficulties glorifies God!
Secondly, do what is right. For when we do right, we are assured that we will see a rainbow at the end of the tunnel. Maya Angelou, an American poet wrote, “Just do right. Right may not be expedient [getting you out of the tunnel instantly], it may not be profitable [in my case, it may even result in more betrayal] but it will satisfy your soul [knowing that you please the Lord]. It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguards can’t give you [emphasis added].”
When we choose to pursue righteousness, God’s Word assures us that we are loved by Him and He will work all things together for our good. – “9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.” (Proverbs 15:9)] “28And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good” (Romans 8:28) This is an assurance, a protection that no human being can ever provide. It is with this assurance then, that I am convinced that I will be able to see a rainbow at the end of the tunnel!
By sister Suzanna Harjadi
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