Good morning, I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Lately I have been thinking a lot about life, why things happen a certain way. I often wonder why people (including myself) act the way they do.
If you think back at your life did you picture yourself here a year ago? I certainly didn’t. My husband is beginning a new job that might include long trips away. It’s a scary thought that I might not see him at times for months. But it also makes me realize something; God is able to completely turn your life around in a way you never expected. I’m not sure what this new job will bring but I am sure that God is working in our marriage. There are times where I am tempted to be afraid and not trust God, but then I am reminded of all the other times he has worked in unexpected ways.
I think to the time before I knew Christ. I like to look back and see how God was working to bring me to the knowledge of Him. Then I think about how I met my husband. This brings me to other stories of how my friends met their husbands. It all points me back to how God is ALWAYS working in the lives of believers.
There are times where we question why God hasn’t brought us the things that we desire (more money, a husband, a house, a job, or a child). We often think that the absence of these things must mean the absence of God in our lives. In a lot of cases we attempt to take thing into our own hands. “I can find my own husband” is often the thought that we don’t verbalize but live out.
I have been on both sides of the fence, I have often tried to take things into my own hands and I have given things up to God. And I can promise you that it is always better when I’m not in control. It is so much better for us when we seek God (Job 5:8-9).
Ask yourself these simple questions when something is pressing on your heart.
Have I given it to God?
Am I praying about it?
Have I asked others to pray about it?
I can’t express to you or myself the power of prayer. How silly of us to forget that God is in control of everything and that He has all the resources in the world. We just need to seek Him.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. –Matthew 6:33