When my wife,
Pat, had cancer, it wasn’t what I would have planned. When our son, Andrew and his wife, Wendy, suffered multiple miscarriages, it wasn’t what they had hoped for. When my Dad died when he was still a young man of 34, I wasn’t planning on that…
Life often doesn’t go according to our plans. But it is in those times that I cling to the promises of God and the character of God more than ever.
In St. Paul’s letter to the Romans chapter 8 [verse 28] we read, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Sometimes we will see how God worked things out for our good in this life. Other times I don’t believe we will fully understand the suffering and loss in this life until the life to come.
As an older man now, I have the benefit of perspective. I can look back and see why certain things turned out the way they did. I see how God has been working everything together for good.
Some things that didn’t make sense 20 years ago make more sense now. Other things still don’t make perfect sense to me. But I know that when I meet Jesus face to face all my unresolved questions will be answered.
Do you have this comfort and encouragement in the struggles of your life? Then you must share it with others. There are so many lonely and confused people.
“ Life often doesn’t go according to our plans. But it is in those times that I cling to the promises of God and the character of God more than ever.”