Thursday, January 21, 2016

Timing

I was talking to my friend Lyndsey, and she confided in me that she has a hard time understanding why God would allow some of the things He does to happen to our lives.

That's a question, complaint, fear that I hear from many believers, and a criticism I hear from many non believers. "Well if God was real, why is there cancer? Why is there murder? Why is there 'x'?"

The truth is, this argument is one of which the rebuttal takes faith to grasp, and that's just a matter that many naysayers will have a hard time understanding. You have to have faith in God's timing.

Romans 5:8 (NLT)

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
It's so easy to forget that when God sent Christ to us, He did so to release His hold on the world. Before Jesus' sacrifice, God was a being of wrath--a God who would flood and plague people for their wrongs against Him and others. Jesus served as a living reminder of God's love, not his wrath. Christ was there to be the one to spread his Love, show others what it looks like to live in Him, and have faith in what God has planned for us.

We may not always know of God's plan, but we know if we trust Him, He'll share it with us.

Romans 8:34 (NLT)

34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
Just because something doesn't go our way--whether it be something small like a job interview or class project, or something big (maybe tragic)--it doesn't mean that God isn't always looking out for what's best for us.

We have to believe in His timing, not ours.

Have faith in what He has planned for you, when something doesn't pan out. Don't fall to the fate that it's because He doesn't care--humble yourself and remember that it's because God is constantly watching out for you. Something big is happening in your life. Nothing comes easy, but His Love endures. 

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