What a difference a week makes! I wrote this post a little more than a week ago and the world we live in today was a very different place. I considered a rewrite but it’s still relevant.
I hope you find the following post helpful and encouraging in some way in these uncertain times. I pray the Lord will bless you and keep you safe.
Recently I had a conversation with a friend who was dealing with the death of a loved one and all that entailed. At the same time her career was shooting off into a new and exciting direction. God opened doors she never imagined.
She went on to tell me that her brother was experiencing a similar situation with his career. It was all very exciting, but it was in the midst of their mourning. She told me how her brother couldn’t understand why God always ruined the good stuff with bad stuff and went on to say that it seemed like whenever something good happened something bad would happen too.
Have you ever experienced this?
I suggested to my friend that God gives us the good stuff to help us through the difficult times.
She was blown away by the thought and excited. It had never crossed her mind that God gave her the good stuff to help her through the hard times. You see, to her way of thinking the bad stuff was there to temper the good.
Her excitement was contagious because I realized that God had used me to encourage her. She was so excited by what I said, she even asked me to write a magazine article on the topic. I’ve yet to do that, but I will at some point.
The Lord knows what we face and how it will affect us. He also knows what gives us joy. I liken it to being a parent or best friend. We see our kids or best friend going through a rough patch and we want to help. We know what will make them happy and try to help them through it with some positive encouragement.
Our Lord loves us more than we are capable of grasping. He wants the best for us. He’s not out to destroy or make us fearful of what will happen next. Yes, bad stuff happens everyday. People die, jobs are lost, illness happens, but He wants to help us through those times. He wants to be apart of every aspect of our lives.
I encourage you today to remember you are loved by your creator. He wants the best for you.
Have you read any inspirational romance books that filled you with encouragement when times were bad? Please share in the comments.
As I finished writing this song came to my mind. What Love is This Kari Jobe. This link will take you to the song on YouTube. It’s a beautiful song and one of my favorites.
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