You know those times when you look at your life and you’re just like, “I don’t get it.”
Maybe you didn’t get the job you’ve been hoping for.
Or you lost someone special to you.
Or you’re broke.
Or you’ve got some health issues.
Sometimes life is going amazingly well and then, wham, you’re thrown a major curveball.
Sometimes it’s a little bump in the road, and sometimes devastating tragedy hits really good people.
I’m not sure of your specific situation, but I do know that we’ve all had or will have situations in our lives that cause us to question,
“Why? This just doesn’t make any sense.
I thought I was doing everything right.
God, I trusted You.
I just don’t get it.”
With this weekend being Easter, I spent some time on Good Friday afternoon just reflecting on what this celebration is really all about. I was facing some things in my life that I didn’t totally understand at the time.
I couldn’t help but think of Mary, Jesus’ mother. Imagine feeling what she felt when the angel appeared to her that one night saying, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High…his kingdom will never end.”
The excitement, the honor, the “Omg I’m going to give birth to the Son of God!!!”
Can you imagine?? Only to pour her whole heart into mothering this precious life and then years later see him tortured, ridiculed, and nailed to a cross, left to die.
“Why? What was the point?” she must have thought in that moment, weeping from the pit of her soul, with all hope lost.
But in the midst of that tragedy, in the midst of the pain, of the confusion, loss, and anguish…
GOD WAS AT WORK.
He has a purpose for everything. It may not make any sense at all, but rest knowing that He is ALWAYS at work. We see little snippets of His plan, moment by moment, but He sees all—yesterday, today, and all your tomorrows. He’s holding your pain and painting your future.
Three days later, Jesus conquered death, sin, and all our imperfections by coming back to life. With the most incomprehensible love, God saved us from everything we deserve. Hope may have seemed lost for a few days, but eternal salvation for all of humanity was just on the other side of “what didn’t make sense.”
So friend, know that God is with you. Know that His plan is SO perfect. Know that when Jesus was on that cross, He did it for you.
God calls you precious. He calls you beautiful. He created you. You’re His son or His daughter. You’re significant. You’re loved. He looks at your mistakes, your messes, your good, and your bad, and says, “All of you was worth it. You’re still worth it. You’ll always be worth it to Me.”
He loves you more than you can even comprehend. So rest assured knowing that He’s holding you. Questioning your life is like demeaning the love He proved to you on the cross. He’s got you.
He always has. He always will.
Friend, God is so GOOD.
In every challenge, there is hope to cling on to. Know that purpose and crazy blessings follow the things that don’t seem to make sense.
“According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
1 Peter 1:3
“There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning.”
You’ve got such a bright future ahead of you! I’m praying for you!