Do you ever have those weeks where you just feel heavy? Not physically, but emotionally heavy (because as girls we all have heavy weeks at least once a month!).
The past few weeks (maybe even month or so) has been heavy emotionally for Chris and I. Heartbreaking even. Our friends have just been going through it. Friend after friend finds themselves in a place of screaming or crying, “God what is your plan in this?” or “Why is this happening?” or, just simply, “Ugggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!” Throw in a few tears and that has been what we’ve been around lately.
What do you say to some one who is tired of being single? To some one whose husband lost his job? To someone whose wife wants a divorce? To a friend that just got dumped? To a friend who can’t get pregnant? And the list goes on and on.
The Lord has been really near this past week. He has reminded me that He is the SAME GOD who parted the Red Sea. He is the SAME GOD who raised Lazarus from the dead. He is the SAME GOD that sent His Son to pay our price! He is the SAME GOD that led the Israelites out of major captivity. THE SAME GOD!!!
So I/we must believe that He can heal a broken marriage. He can provide for a family with no income. He can bring comfort to the single. He can provide a family. He can ________________.
So if God can, why isn’t He? I was reminded that Isaiah 55:8-9 speaks about God’s ways not being our ways. That His ways are even higher than ours! He has great plans, even when we don’t get it.
Another thing that has been a common thread, “How could God lead me into this?” These people are all godly; they prayed themselves into where they are now. How could God confirm a job and then make them lose it? How could God confirm this guy and then He dump her? How could God give her a desire for children and freeze her womb? How could God show her the man to marry and then let their marriage fall apart? How?
I do know that God does all things for His glory (see the entire Bible). Maybe we thought he was doing something by providing the marriage/desire for family/job/boyfriend/etc. but He was leading us down the path for something greater that we couldn’t even imagine (Isaiah 55:8-9). Maybe that is what He is doing.
Maybe His plan is to break the marriage, to heal it. So that others will then heal.
Maybe His plan is to lose the job, so that financial dependence is completely on Him and new opportunities come through new connections.
Maybe His plan in the ex-boyfriend is to set a standard for the right husband.
Maybe His plan ________________________.
I don’t know. But I’m praying that you would be able to catch a glimpse of what God is doing in your “Why are you doing this, God?” situation. We all have them.