I’ve had two people who are very precious to me say, (And I’m paraphrasing): “I’m not happy with the way God has fixed my life, He’s made me with things to overcome that most people don’t have. I don’t believe He’s even listening anymore”.
Both said it with an underlying tone of anger. And for both, I wanted to fix their lives, but even more than that, I wanted to protect their perception of God. To help them believe again.
But as I searched for words, I came up short, because really, both of them had good points. Both had a nugget of truth. A small nugget mind you, all wrapped up in lies and what-ifs and gloominess. But a truth nonetheless.
This got me thinking about my own life and the seasons when I was hurting and just couldn’t believe. But the older I get, the more I see God’s faithfulness through those dark seasons. Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean I’m okay when tragedy hits. There are circumstances that could easily send me into an angry or depressed spiral of unbelief. Nevertheless, if ever I ever take a moment to look back, I see that over and over He’s been faithful and that helps me to believe…
Does it help you to look back on painful and difficult times? Do you see in retrospect, His Hand gently guiding you?
Praying for you today my friends, that whatever season you’re in now, you’ll see that you are loved and He is faithful.