He has made everything beautiful in its time.– Ecclesiastes 3:11
Over the past couple of weeks Life has been hard … I started the year full of dreams and hopes. But life took a wrong turn and I’m confronted with hopelessness, frustration, and despair.
My initial reaction is asking God why? I can easily blame God for so many mishaps, I can take my focus from the Lord, and try to search satisfaction in other things. Like binging on Netflix or Hulu, perhaps, having a few wine glasses/beer or even fight with my loved ones and decide that life sucks. My immediate reaction is to find someone else at fault for what’s going on in my life, its always easier to blame others including God.
However, God reminds me that life still goes on and my self-medicated approach will not cure my despair. Instead, I decide to read His promises and believe that
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28).
Almost nine years ago I decided to make Jesus my Lord and Savior, today in the mist of my chaos I know that He is with me. Yes, my inclination when things don’t go my way is to blame Him and refuse to seek Him. But I have learned in my walk with God that my best defense towards life storms’ is to rely on God’s truth for my life. My confidence is in Christ alone, He will act on my behalf because I love Him and serve Him.
I live my life seeking to please Him, I am aware that troubles will come my way but I also know that there is nothing better than to experience God’s active presence in my life. I choose to be happy and enjoy life as long as I can. I choose to live a life that is beautiful even in the mist of trouble and chaos, God will bring peace even if I don’t see the entire picture of my life. I trust that the Lord is working in me as He is working in the situations that face me.
I believe He will continue to do great and miraculous things in my life and your life. All you and I need to do is Love Him with all our hearts, mind, soul, and strength, (Luke 10:27) and even in the mist of our imperfect lives, the Lord will make it beautiful again.
I would love to know what promises of God are so present in your life today? Share with me in the comments or social media. May the Lord continue His good work in us all…