Remember that song you used to sing in Sunday school, “He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands…?” He truly does! Life may throw us many curveballs that leave us feeling like we are spinning out of control. But God IS in control despite our feelings.
At times it can be hard because sometimes His ways just don’t make sense to our human minds. And there are some things that we may never understand and questions that may never be answered until we see Him face to face. But until then we must trust. Trust that despite how bad the situation may appear, despite the hurt, despite the frustration, God IS in control and His plan for our lives is perfect. We must trust that He ultimately wants what’s best for us; that He is good and wants good things for us.
It’s important to understand that the bad things that happen and the painful situations that occur in our lives don’t automatically suggest that God is angry with us or punishing us or that He doesn’t care, it’s just life. We live in a fallen and broken world and even as Christ-followers we are not immune to experiencing brokenness and pain. Actually, God may be calling us to experience it so that we can be a light and a beacon of hope; so others may see how to navigate the same broken waters. Will we answer the call? It’s a hard question to ponder but Jesus is our example! He answered the call to brokenness and pain and because of His willingness we now have the opportunity to be free from sin and to experience salvation! Imagine what may result when YOU answer the call! What lives will be touched and changed?
“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10 (KJV)