One of the most difficult things for me is to truly be able to realize that everything that is happening is known to God. When I am disappointed and wondering what is going on I can easily start to believe that this situation slipped by God. Was He even watching? Did He see what just happened to me? My reaction at these times is not faith filled.. I am doubting that He is involved in every detail of my life and in the lives of those that I love.
The only thing that helps me is to stop.. and realize that He is sovereign. He is intimately involved because it is His plan that is unfolding. Yes.. I am disappointed.. Yes.. my friend is hurting.. Yes this is hard.. Yes this keeps going on and on. But none of these things mean that God is not present. He does not forget and He is not standing at a distance watching us suffer. HE IS WITH US. If you read this blog you will find that I use that phrase regularly. I do it because it is often the only one that brings comfort when nothing is making sense. And .. I know it is true. What an amazing thing to realize that the God who set the heavens in place is WITH YOU!
As we navigate our way in this very difficult world and we wait on God ..this is where the we take refuge. Our God is fully present and He has not let go of us. For me.. this is what works.. I remind myself that nothing is happening outside of His plan for my life and as I let this sink in.. fear and doubt start to flee.. The goodness of God pushes out all the lies and unbelief.
God says it in the book of Joshua:
” Do not be afraid or discouraged . For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” It is His word to us.. Receive it.