People say the devil is busy; but, that statement is incomplete if they don’t conclude, but God is busier. Therefore, we should never believe our conditions are so uniquely perplexed and troubling that our LORD is caught off guard without a plan. Before the earth was formed, God knew about the situations we would face; our predicaments weren’t excluded from His plan; on the contrary, they were a part of it.
Wait until you see what God was up to.
God’s overall desire is to transform us into the image of His Son. However, because our strong-willed nature isn’t always paralleled with His will, sometimes we have to go through adversities for the Holy Spirit to steer us onto the right path.
Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, 3 for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete, (James 1:2-4, LAB).
And, since we belong to God, His plan might involve suffering particular hardships to help others who will face the same circumstances. But, whatever the reason, as we look back, I’m sure we can confirm, trying times bring us closer to God as we walk in His purpose. Nevertheless, we’ll understand better by and by.
On the global stage, we see the world crumbling as the enemy unmercifully thrashes forward. However, our LORD is in control, and the adversary can’t do anything that God doesn’t allow him to do. Therefore, we have to have faith to believe all we are going through and have gone through isn’t pointless. It might not make any sense to us now, but wait until we see what God was up to.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28, KJV).
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