I don’t know about you guys but I don’t always understand why God allows some of the things he allows to happen on this side of eternity. Being a Pastors wife for over 20 years I know all of the bible answers in my head BUT sometimes my heart still doesn’t understand some things.
I CAN tell you that although I do not always understand God, I do trust Him. I have been through a difficult year, not BECAUSE of God but because of man and his sin. It has been so hard to submit to how God’s word instructed me to handle the sin. I wanted to shout from the mountain top with the other side of the story, remember there are two sides. I wanted to call lost friends and tell them they lost their minds by believing lies and proving to them how they had been deceived. I wanted to tell secrets, that would support my side BUT that is not what God’s word said to do.
So…..I wish I could tell you that by not doing those things and handling the situation the complete opposite way that friendships were restored, problems resolved and troubles disappeared, That would be a happy ending wouldn’t it? The Lord brought a story to my mind as pondered this paragraph. Jesus knew Judas was going to betray Him but He didn’t make a big deal out of Judas, the betrayer, to everyone else. He and Judas knew what everyone else didn’t know. There were a lot of sin issues that brought Judas to that point of the story and the same was true in my story. Me, the sin and God, knew the truth that others didn’t and I did not have to make a big deal out of it.
This brings me back to where we began: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. God will make your paths straight when you submit to Him and His way. He will lead you through whatever you are going through right now. Dig into the word to find out how to deal with your situation HIS way. It may go against everything you want to do. It may go against what everyone is doing or even what you are being told to do. HOWEVER, Our God is a big God who can take a bad situation and make it good. Follow His instruction and then start looking for the good, BECAUSE HE IS GOOD!