Do you ever feel that sometimes God’s actions simply do not make sense? As Christian singles, maybe it’s a ChristianÂ dating relationship that’s gone awry, or some other event in your life that’s got you thinking aboutÂ “the why” of it all.Â Why did God allow this? What’s God plan? Where do I go from here?
God is Good and He Always Makes Sense
As I write this I am sitting inÂ the pediatric intensive care unit waiting room of St. Peter’s Hospital. I have been visiting parents of very sick children, seeking to encourage them and uplift their spirits.Â Many of these parents (some of whom are single parents) have been struggling trying to figure out what sense it makes that God is allowing their little ones to suffer. Hmmm. That’s a hard question to answer.
Â I use theÂ term “visiting” loosely because I am actually also a patient at the hospital.Â This has been my fifith trip to the hospital in 2 months, and up until I met the parentsÂ of these poor little kids, I was wondering why God allowed me to come here again.Â These people, more unfortunate than myself,Â needed help, and for His own reasons, I was the instrument He wanted to use.
Now I just want to say one thing: You would never have found me ministeringÂ in this way because hospitals give me the creeps (some minister, right?), so God figured out some otherÂ way to get me here.Â In so doing, He has helped me get over my fear of hospitals in a mighty and powerful way while helping folks at the same time.
Whatever you are going through today as a single person, I want to say to you that God has a mighty and powerful plan for your life.Â Yes,Â it may beÂ God’s ways just don’t make sense to us as we go through them, but his ultimate goals are always loving and good.
Sometimes God allows bad things to happen to us, in order to discipline and guide us onto a right and better path. Sometimes, it’s to make our faith in Him grow. Sometimes, like in my situation, He puts us in a fix in order for us to conquer our own fears and to help others in the process.
Ultimately, we may never know the “whys” of it all, but we can be assured of who it is that is leading us along the way. He is the Risen Saviour, our God and King! Â Since He is the God who raises the dead, is anything too difficult for Him?
Are you going through a tough time? Wondering why?
Bible Verse of Day
~ But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,~ 2 Corinthians 1:9-10