Having a hard time starting this blog post.  ITS a question we've all asked.  AND WHY does God allow bad things to happen?  Be it illness, loss of relationships, loss of a job, death.  I remember me pondering this many years ago when a friend developed cancer.  She later beat that cancer but at the time I could not understand why she had to struggle when she was such an amazing young woman.  My troubles are trivial compared but still devastating non the less at least in a worldly sense.  BUT remember our time is short in the world and eternity with Christ.   Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.WE all have a plan and planning is good.. However we are not the ruler of those plans.  The entire picture has already been created and we are just taking paths to get to our creators plans for us. 
  The ultimate sacrifice as Jesus carried the cross in pain, physical and emotional betrayal carried the cross to his death to cover our sins.  The ultimate price.  So our suffering does not go unseen.  injustice does not go unseen.  failure, humiliation, anger does not go unseen.  Jesus endured it all for us.  "John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. "
So when enduring a struggle, loss in your life remind yourself of Gods faithfulness, love and power.  Its easy to be lead astray by the enemy when your down.  The circumstances you are enduring are not how God feels about you.  The enemy will strike out at you in your weakest areas.. I've endured it the past couple of weeks and have lashed out protecting myself (THERE comes those walls again and the big pit! AND PUSH everyone away before they can hurt me more).. Have also been hit hard by comments causing the enemy to use both of us against one another.  
My circumstances are only just that.  My life belongs to Jesus and although each blow tries to knock me out of faith I have only become stronger.  
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The enemy continues to try and steal our Joy.  When bad things happen to good people think of the joyous things instead.  In my circumstance a broken relationship.  BUT in that came a relationship building between a daughter and her father .  AND hopes of regaining relationships with her siblings. Parents coming back to their daughter.   A brother telling his sister he loves her.  NOW do you see... IN all the sadness of lost dreams come new dreams and joy.    From Church service this week " GOD turns todays bad into tomorrows GOOD".....  So yes, lost dreams.  THE plan gone.. But it was never "my plan"... I do not know where God is taking me.. I do know it is GOOD.. AND he loves me.  I will never be alone.  

 


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Sharon
05/26/2014 9:16pm

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

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marie timm
05/26/2014 9:50pm

well said. the plan is coming together. it is a good plan because you are making Jesus the center of it. all is well. love you.

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Linda Lynch
05/26/2014 11:17pm

I am so proud of you Deb. God is giving you strength and you are receiving it. He will get you through. It sounds like some good healing is going on. Lots of love.

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Phyllis
05/27/2014 8:37am

Sorry for your sadness.As you well know,God does not close one door without opening another.May you find your"open door",and the peace that lies behind it.Lots of love to you!

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Sandra Reed
05/27/2014 4:20pm

Honey God can get us through ANYTHING and surprise us along the path of healing so that we are amazed when we look back at the journey AND the outcome. You will be ok, and the pain doesn't last forever. He does have incredible plans for you, to bless you and to prosper you. Stay strong and lean on Him. He will never let you down. Bless you!

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sheila snover
06/01/2014 2:54pm

Praying for you.

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