Everything happens for a reason (5/17/2022)
There are many moments I had in my life where I sat pondering, “why me?” Wondering if I did something wrong or if God was mad at me. However, whenever I run across scripture, I am reminded that all things happen for a reason.
In the midst of the situation, it seems like everything is falling apart. It seems as if you have no way out. But that's the beauty of God's sovereignty. He only gives us puzzle pieces as He weaves together the entire picture of what we call "our lives." There are some corners and areas of our lives that God has revealed His intent and other areas that He hasn't. But if you trusted God to reveal what was once unclear, that's all the more reason you should trust God with the areas that aren't as clear now.
View your life as a pointillism masterpiece. To see what this looks like, click here. But essentially viewing your life this way will help you understand why some things make sense and others don't. The closer you are to a pointillism portrait, the more messy and unclear the image seems. But as you walk further and further back, you can see the beauty of the overall image.
Trust and know that God sees the beauty of everything working together in your life. Even when you don't have the logic to fit all the pieces together, know that He does. Be comforted in knowing that everything happens for a reason.
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”
Genesis 50:20 NKJV
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
Today, I want many of you to focus on your past situations. Those moments where you thought the world was ending and you didn’t see a way out. Take some time and journal down how you felt then and how you feel about it now. Did your feelings change? Did that situation occur so something greater could happen in your life? How did God work out that situation for your advantage? Once you’ve done this, I want you to apply that knowledge to the current circumstance you are going through now.