Tuesday, November 20, 2018

We Don't Know God's Plans. And, Somehow, We Have To Be Okay With That.

We don't know God's plans. And, somehow, we have to be okay with that.

God gives us a strength that we can't understand.

Life makes us fear. It breaks us down. It makes us want to give up. It makes us wonder what is going to happen next.

But God gives us the strength to endure. He gives us strength through things that we never could have imagined going through. Through the darkest moments, he is with us.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

When bad things happen, it is easy to think that God has abandoned us. Maybe we believe that he could never allow such things to happen to those he loves.

But he does love us. And he is looking out for us always, even when it doesn't feel like it.

We don't know God's plans. And, somehow, we have to be okay with that.

We have to trust that God is going to work it out for good even when it makes no sense to us. Even when it terrifies us.

When we think of the good times in our lives, we will see that God gives us so much more than we deserve. He blesses us in so many ways.

He blesses us with each sunrise and sunset that we see.
With days spent in the sunshine.
With the love of children.
With the laughter of family and friends.
With time spent with those who mean the most to us.
These are all such beautiful blessings and proof of God's love for us.

He is with us always. He will never abandon us. There is good in every day, even in the darkest moments. And he has a plan for us even when we can't see it.

God says that he loves us (John 3:16.) Jesus says that he will acknowledge us before His Father in Heaven (Matthew 10:32.) And we need to trust him at all times.

Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalm 62:8

By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

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