Let’s face it, no one has nor will anyone ever catch God slipping! God knows the beginning from the end and the end from the beginning. This is why we can boldly and confidently say God already had a plan in place before the problem, plight and/or predicament ensued!
The problem many of us face embracing this proverb is that:
We want perfect health NOW!
We want perfect relationships NOW!
We want suffering to go away NOW!
We want control NOW!
We want pain to stop NOW!
We want all of our hopes to be realized NOW!
We want a perfect world – but it’s not!
Let me gently remind you this planet we are all living on is not heaven. We live in a fallen, troubled and broken world. We live in a world of toil and suffering and affliction. Unfortunately, we are forced to come to terms with the fact that we live in a world that is far from perfect.
With that said, there is still hope! Romans 8:28 confirms, “God causes EVERYthing to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
I recently read the phrase “What would Jesus do?”, often abbreviated to WWJD, became popular particularly in the United States in the late 1800s after the widely read book by Charles Sheldon entitled, “In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do.”
If I remember correctly, this acronym was trendy back in the early 2000’s but you rarely see it referenced on any of today’s social media platforms.
The reason I mentioned this is because ultimately God’s plan is for us to be more like Jesus and to respond to life’s many hurdles and obstacles like Jesus (WWJD).
Jesus is our future and He is our only hope in times of great tribulation. It is in these ominous times we are being made more like Him. It is there we are fulfilling His plan.
In the middle of our long-suffering – we become more like JESUS!
In the middle of our waiting – we become more like JESUS!
In the middle of our gasps of urgency for heaven to break open – we become more like JESUS!
More like JESUS!
That is at least God’s plan in all situations; good, bad, or indifferent!