For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. Genesis 7:17
It is easy to trust God when things are going your way, but when the pathway seems unclear or you start to hit roadblocks, trust does not always come as easy. Consider a time in your life when you started to worry or doubt God’s plan. Were you scared? Was it hard to imagine the light at the end of the tunnel? Noah likely had many of these same thoughts as he sat with his family in the ark for months and months while the Earth flooded around him.
We already know Noah was a man of great faith, but what about when his patience and belief in God’s plan was truly tested? Imagine being locked in small quarters for months with nothing but your family and hundreds of animals, completely unsure of when you might feel land again. It would have been easy for Noah to worry and let fear get the best of him, but instead he continued to trust in God’s plan for him and for the world.
God ultimately fulfilled His promise to Noah by delivering him and his family safely to land after the flood and sending a rainbow as His promise to never flood the Earth again. Because of Noah’s trust in God’s plan, we can have the same trust today. We know that God keeps His promises and there is no need to fear.
God’s plan is always greater than we can imagine, even when it seems like He has forgotten about us. He is always working beyond what we can understand. Remember the promise of the rainbow and the faith of Noah next time you begin to doubt His plan!
Questions to think about:
- How did God use Noah to fulfill His plan for humanity?
- Have you ever been in a situation when you began to doubt God’s plan?
- What are some tips you can take from Noah to practice greater trust?