We’ve all gone through seasons in life where we questioned if God really have our best interest in mind? Some seasons are so hard they leave us constantly questioning what is God thinking!?
Fortunately, this a natural response to pain and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up about it. No one likes to face hardship and difficulties. In the midst of hard days, it’s easy to believe the light at the end of the tunnel is a train.
Personally, I’ve gone through seasons in my life where through tear stained faces I’ve wondered why God would ask me to walk through this. I’ve cried my share of tears and felt my share of hopelessness. I’ve suffered heartbreak that I wished God would have spared me from. I have suffered hurt that I wish God would have made disappear. I’ve questioned God and His plans more than I care to admit. I’ve even found myself saying I didn’t care what the purpose was, I just wanted it to end!
But then I heard the Holy Spirit gently whisper, “You don’t understand what I am doing, but someday you will.” (John 13:7)
Of course, I didn’t understand it right then and there, but later it hit me like a ton of bricks…I am not the boss of me!! Undoubtedly, God has a reason for allowing things to happen. I may never understand His wisdom, but I simply have to trust in His timing!
If this message hits home for you today, I invite you to take encouragement in Jesus’ words written in John 13:7. Although you may not understand today, you may not understand tomorrow, one day you will. At the appointed time you will see what He was doing in your life. God’s plans are always greater than our own, so take comfort in that today.
“God will perfect that which concerns you!” (Psalm 138:8)