“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
It’s hard, really hard, to go through tough times. It doesn’t seem fair, and even though we know that life isn’t fair, we want it to be fair.
We want answers to the “whys” in life. Why did I lose my health, my child, my spouse, my marriage, my job, my home, my ______ (fill in the blank). Why?
In tough times I have to cling to the truth that God is good. And that He allows things to happen for His purposes…..which I may not understand immediately. Or I may not understand until weeks later. Or months later. Or years later. Or maybe not until heaven.
During the tough times I choose to trust; otherwise I would be cranky, angry or maybe even depressed.
I am fortunate that today I understand why I experienced a horrible ordeal in December. Going through that situation was very upsetting and even frightening. But now that I see the bigger picture, I am grateful that I went through it, because others will benefit.
A woman shared recently in a bible study that circumstances in our life are like puzzle pieces. When we look at one piece, it doesn’t make sense by itself and it may even appear ugly. But as the puzzle is assembled, a beautiful picture unfolds.
All things do work together for good, and whether I see that goodness tomorrow or 10,000 tomorrows from now shouldn’t matter to me.
What matters is I know God can be trusted. And so I choose to trust. (Psalm 9:10, Job 13:15)
In His way and in His timing, He will let me see the big (finished) picture. And it will be beautiful.