Trials, tribulations, storms and floods – a challenge by any other name. Despite our personal and emotional reference to such experiences; it is so that God often does His best work in these circumstances. In fact, the flood is very often God’s chosen vehicle to promote His sons.
The flood that Noah and his family faced, was so extreme, that its flood levels rose above the mountain tops. When Noah had endured the flood however, God remembered him and the hand of the Lord brought the Ark to rest. Genesis 8:4 provides the detail: “In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat”.
I love the fact that once the flood was over, and Noah’s time had come, he came to rest on a mountain top. It was the flood waters, directed by the hand of God, that brought him to this high place. Noah’s story compels us to view future floods as a source of promotion. We should be further encouraged by the fact that throughout the process of Noah’s journey, he was oblivious to the fact that God was lining him up to rest on this high place. And, because he was unaware of God’s strategy, it leaves us in no doubt where his positioning came from. It can only be God, because chance is not that kind. If you are currently in a flood, rest, because you are about to be promoted.