You know when everything seems to be going wrong? When it feels as if your world is falling apart, crumbling to pieces around you? As if everything you’ve worked for doesn’t matter in the midst of the sudden pain or betrayal or sorrow.
Unfortunately, we all know. That’s life. There are good times, and then there are bad times. There are days of joy, and days of sorrow. One minute everything can be going right, and the next, everything can be spinning out of control.
The resounding question at times like that is “Why?” Why do we have to go through these things? Why does life suddenly go so wrong? Why does God allow it? It can be hard, if not impossible, to understand.
It all boils down to trust.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10)
Trust that God is in control. That even when we don’t understand, He has a plan.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28)
Someday we’ll look back and understand. It may be days, weeks, or years. In fact, while on this earth we may never understand. But we can understand is this: “that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose”.
When our understanding is not enough to tell us why (which is the case all too often), we must rely on our faith. We must trust the love of our God, and realize that He works everything for our good. That He loves us more than we can even imagine.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;do not depend on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
Even though a part of me has died
You take my heart and breathe it back to life
I fall into your arms open wide
When the hurt and the Healer collide
–The Hurt and the Healer by MercyMe