Life is full of good things…if we will only look for them; but I have to admit that there are also times of disappointment…a time when we have our hopes so set on what we’ve been longing for; that when it doesn’t happen, our hearts seem to crash down within us. I wonder how many times we have viewed these moments of disappointment, as moments of defeat.
You know…when we face these moments of great disappointment…they have a tendency of making us feel as if God has let us down; but lately, I have come to see even more; that moments of disappointment are only God’s way of redirecting our lives in the right direction…and sometimes we have to hear the word no, as His way of caring for us…for each moment we live, are truly moments that serve their own purpose.
Throughout my life, I seemed to have heard the word “no” very much, as I heard…no, you can’t do this anymore, due to your knees…or no, you will never have children…or no, you can’t drive anymore. It seemed that my life was centered on great loss…and at those moments, it seemed to be God who got the blame for those things; but now as I look back on my life, I see the reasons for why He said no.
You know…it’s not always easy to understand God’s ways. Even the simplest things in life can bring disappointment. This past week, I worked long and hard to accomplish a project that I had put on hold for quite some time, due to the condition of my legs. After preparing what needed to be done, I found out today that the project wouldn’t be able to be completed until next week. You know…there was a time in my life, when I would have let it get me down; but you know what…instead of walking in that direction, I chose to walk in a different direction, while thinking on what God must be thinking at this time, rather than what I wanted…and I came to see that maybe He was seeing something that I just wasn’t able to see at the time…or maybe He was sparing me from other difficulties; that could have made life much harder on me. I don’t know for sure; but I do know one thing…I am trusting Him…and even believing that His only desire right now, is to care for His child, which seems to take the disappointment away, while replacing it with peace of mind.
Let’s face it people…life just doesn’t always seem to head in the direction that we’d like to go…even now with this Coronavirus; but just maybe it’s because God is walking us down a path that will lead us to something that we had never planned on…something that is even better…and something that will make life feel more complete.
Even though we don’t always understand God’s ways…moments like these should become a reason to trust Him even more. Maybe the path before us is dark and uncertain; but as we take it one step at a time…trusting Him all the way; that is when times of disappointment and hurt will begin to fade into the background, as hope begins to lead us to something even better, than what we first longed for.
God bless everyone!
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