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Rainbow from Heaven


I was 19 years old at the time and in a bad way. I was with my parents in the South of France at the time (I know that doesn't sound so bad, but at the time, I barely noticed my surroundings). My parents had move there a year before while I was in college. It was now summer break and since they no longer had a home in the US, I had no where else to go at the time.

I was anxious the entire time I was there. My experience at college was awful. I was failing most of my classes and drinking and sleeping most of the time. On top of that I had become promiscuous (due to all the drinking) and severely depressed. I knew I wasn't going back to school and I dreaded the day my report card would show up and I would have to face the music with my Dad.

The day came. It was horrible, just as I'd imagined. My Dad was so disappointed... no, disgusted. He just told me, in no uncertain terms, that when we got back to the states, I was on my own. No more college, no more nothing. He was done with me.

It shook me to the core. I cried uncontrollably back in my room. I had no idea where I would turn and who I would turn to. I had a few friends I had made back in college, but had no idea if they would need a roommate or be able to take me in. I have never felt so alone (lonely), scared, vulnerable and lost.

It was then that I needed to get out. I walked to the beach, just trying to breathe. I was distraught. I walked along the beach until I made it out to the rocks that formed a long way out into the mediterranean. I sat on those rocks and prayed like I had never prayed before. It was between me and God, the Holy Spirit... All of the above. I cried and prayed and asked for strength and guidance. And then, I looked up. And there, in front of me, was the most beautiful sight. A rainbow had appeared, the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen. And I knew in my heart it was for me. It was a sign of hope and love, a sign I will never forget as long as I live. I knew it was God - he was telling me that he was there for me and I was not alone.

I got through the tough times, on my own. It was rough, but I believed in myself even if no one else did. Today I am married to an awesome man and I have two awesome boys. But that day will stay with me forever - my prayers had been answered!

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Conversationalist (guest)
15 years ago (2009-03-05)
As a teenager I had bouts of depression, especially during the dark and rainy California winters.
Being a spiritual person I prayed often and fervently. One day I just knew I needed to see the light of the sun before the day was over, and I sat at my bedroom window and prayed so very hard for the sun to come out and for there to be a rainbow... It was so dark outside and had been all day... And I needed the light...
In that moment the clouds broke apart and an effusion of intense warm golden sunlight shone into my bedroom and surrounded my neighborhood. I ran to the back of the house and saw a beautiful vibrant double bow rainbow outlined against the rolling hills behind the house.
My soul was almost involuntarily filled with an intense warmth and sense of understanding that I wasn't alone, and that God loved me.
As a teenager I continued to feel God's love for me, and sought out an increase in our relationship.
During that difficult time of my life, God blessed me twice more with rainbows.
It's wonderful to hear another story like the ones I experienced.:)
Flutterofwings (17 stories) (110 posts)
16 years ago (2008-04-29)
The Lord sometimes seems to let us get to our lowest that we can, before he come to us. It's a test to see how strong we are I think. And when we get to the point that we don't think we can take it any longer, that is when he shows himself with like your story with the rainbow, and with me in a story here Why Flutterofwings became my name, I was to my wits end and he answered my prayers too.

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