It was hard.
I went for a short walk to pray. God said I needed patience, and to not always predict how He would keep his promises, just that He would.
I felt a little better.
In an effort to beat the heat, we went to see Ice Age 30 minutes away from my parent's home.
When we exited the theater, rain drops were falling. Just a few, but it made me smile. The cloud formed and stayed a little bit ahead of us on the drive home. We could see streaks of rain...somebody was getting rain. That was good.
In the middle of our conversation, I said to my mom, "That is one of God's promises. We will prosper in what we put our hands to." Not even a minute later, there was a rainbow in the cloud. First one end of the arch, then the other, and then a double. All the way home the children oohed and ahhed over such a beautiful rainbow. When we got home, this was all that was left.
We didn't get rain that night. We got something better- a reminder of God's promises.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the water, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; But it's leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will it cease from yielding fruit. -Jeremiah 17:7-8