WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU ~
Remind yourself who is in charge of your life ~ GOD
It will take action on your part to do the next step in life. Getting back up yourself or telling someone else to get back up. God uses our situations to help others. Things can change suddenly for the good. New normals happen and some new normals are needed. Let me encourage you today that God knows exactly where you are today. He wants the best for you, but things do happen to each of us.
Hebrews 10:24-25 New International Version (NIV)
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
This last two weeks, I have been challenged with emotions. The loss of life on earth of two special people, their life celebration services were amazing. Seeing my friends hurt, cry and miss them greatly. Hearing friends who need housing right now, jobs needs by others and just changes in my own life. That big question of why often pops us, but I have learn to trust God through it all. God does work things out, but often hard to see that in the moment of needing an answer from God now. It is best not to question the why of things because it can become overwhelming. It is better to ask for strength and help through the things. Leaning to God on each new day.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU ~
If it is negative, tears will pour. If it is positive, you will rejoice. In both situations, we must lean to God and know that his plan continues in our lives. Let us not forget our choices matter big and the outcome not only affects you, but others. It is like a chain reaction and people watch our example in life. I hope you hear my heart, I know its' not easy when something hard suddenly happens. I've seen too much in life and I know their is a process of time that makes things better. I had a friend who had a family member enter Heaven and her words were I didn't know it could hurt this bad. There is something about when it happens to you. I also have a friend who had something great happen and she said, I didn't know I could be so happy.
Giving your heart to God makes things better. It will still hurt at times, but just knowing there is a season for all things changes my mindset. I know I must trust the Lord with all my heart and when I think of his ways, I must do my part and trust more. You must do the same my friends. My prayers are with those today that hurt and those who rejoice. We are in different seasons of life and I know this day can be a good day. After all, this is the day that God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it ~ Psalm 118:24