God's Rainbow of Promises
Welcome to God's Rainbow of Promises!

"God promised me a rainbow. He promised one to you. A rainbow made of love, forgiveness through and through." Rekindle your hope and faith! The world can be a scary, depressing place...if we let it. Sometimes we need a gentle reminder that God is with us, loves us, and will guide us through the good times, and the bad. YOU are a beautiful creation!"- Blessings to you, Ellen M. DuBois

God's Rainbow of Promises

Blocking My Own Path To Joy- Have Some Fun Already!

by Ellen DuBois on 02/08/16

For some reason I tend to have very deep thoughts while driving. Maybe it's because I'm alone and there are no distractions. The radio is off and I enjoy the quiet.

The other day while talking out loud to God, I was asking for help.

I have this habit of giving it all to God, only to take it back.

I digress. I was talking to God, the angels, my mother and whoever else was listening. Words started coming out of my mouth as if I needed to hear them. Bear with me because I know that sounds a little crazy. It's not- at least not to me! I was coming to the realization I really get in my own way. I have a tendency to hold on to baggage and emotions that no longer serve me. I deeply sensed how doing so only blocks joy from entering my life. That's not to say I don't have any joy in my life. I do. But I also have baggage. Who doesn't?

In a conversation much like what I'm sharing with you, I asked God to help me surrender all thoughts, emotions, and beliefs that no longer serve me. I asked the Angels to take and carry away all the hurts, scars, unsettling feelings, old wounds and memories that do nothing but hurt me and prevent me from living life to the fullest. In living my life to the fullest and allowing joy to replace old wounds (baggage), I'm better able to live the life God wants me to live and serve Him by serving others.

I deserve joy- just like you do.

When you're weighed down by feelings that twist your gut, make you sad and cause you to become moody or lethargic, it's tough to be joyful. If I can let go of all the baggage, throwing it out into the pond behind the house and watching it sink, there will be so much more room in my life for joy.

I pictured myself handing over my old wounds, scars, sad feelings, jealousies, and more to the Angels. They willingly took them from me, placed them in a bucket and carried them off to God. Acutely aware I couldn't fix these things, nor did they need fixing because they were in the past, I knew by letting them go I was freeing up space within my soul. I have learned from old hurts and they have made me into the person I am today. Reliving and experiencing them no longer serves me. The lessons learned from those experiences serves me.

I began the process of letting go. That doesn't mean I am done- I am not. I'm beginning and that, in and of itself, is transformation.

Awareness is the first step to any change. Awareness gently inspires you to change what needs to be changed. Awareness encourages you and leads you to a place of transformation. It is a journey of many steps.

By becoming more aware of the need to let go, I am on my way to living a life of joy and sharing that joy- more than I'm doing now. I'm closer to living the life God has waiting for me. It's just beyond my fingertips- beyond the wall I've built between me and it.

My mother lived her life this way. I lost her a little over a year ago but always feel her near. While having these thoughts, I thought of her, too. It was as if she was saying, "Ellen, let it go. Don't let yourself get upset by the things that only block your way to happiness. Live your life. Have some fun already!"

To God, the Angels and to you mom I say, I'm trying. I really am. I just need some help. Thanks for giving it to me.

Ellen DuBois: I'm the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Host of

MiscarriageHelp.com. I've also been published with Blue Mountain Arts, and am a contributing author to several books including: Soul Matters for Teens, Sisters, (Blue Mountain Arts gift book), Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders- Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News, Romancing the Soul, More God Allows U-Turns. Additionally, I'm also known as "Miss Ellen"- a piano teacher to students from 5 to tween and beyond-
I love it!

Isaiah 24:14

by Ellen DuBois on 01/11/16

They lift up their voices, they sing for joy; they shout from the west over the majesty of the Lord. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; in the coastlands of the sea glorify the name of the Lord. - Isaiah 24:14-15

Psalm 84:4

by Ellen DuBois on 01/09/16

Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise. - Psalm 84:4

"Church is the one place you can go just as you are and leave just as God sees you."- A Woman's Daily Prayer Book, Nancy Parker Brummet and Christine A. Dallman

Isaiah 45:5

by Ellen DuBois on 01/08/16

I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god.- Isaiah 45:5

"We put our souls in God's hands because we know that if God inspects them regularly, they will work as they should."- Fulton Sheen

Job 23:10

by Ellen DuBois on 01/07/16

He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I shall come out like gold.- Job 23:10

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