Prodigal: What is going on today?
Me: Aaron is falling over himself four ways to Friday trying to get here today.
Prodigal: Glad he could join us.
Me: Yes, and now I can share!
This is from Joni Eareckson Tada
God doesn’t just watch [harm] happen-he lets it happen. What is accidental from our perspective was specifically allowed by God. He who holds all things together must sustain the very molecules of the brick and axehead as they fly toward their mark (Colossians 3:17).
….Evil can only raise its head where God deliberately backs away–always for reasons that are specific, wise, and good, but often hidden during this present life…
….God sees the evil already there and steers it to serve his good purposes and not merely Satan’s viperous ones. It’s as if he says, “So you want to sin? Go ahead–but I’ll make sure you sin in a way that ultimately furthers my ends even while you’re shaking your fist in my face.” This is why we can accept troubles as ultimately from God even when the most dreadful people deliver them.
I think some of you are reading this and are confused. You have been dealing with sin from people who are serving Satan and not God. It is frustrating, it is hurtful and it is exhausting. You don’t dare say it out loud to others, but you think God forgot something in this plan. He forgot to stop some of these attacks. He forgot to bring you more blessings for having to go through them. He forgot to make them just stop!
Then you hear Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Are you tired of Romans 8:28? Are you convinced there is a loop hole for how this verse cannot apply to you?
Well, God’s word is true, but you may not be able to understand it now. Sometimes, time has to pass for us to understand the complicated,loving and detailed plan of our Father.
I don’t have an answer for you today, but what I do know that you can Trust GOD! He will not show you everything right now, but Satan is not winning. You are not failing and God will show you a way back to the mountain top!
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
Jennifer Van Allen