Sunday, April 19, 2009

At peace with God's plan

It's been a great week! I am finding that I am becoming more and more at peace all the time with God's overall plan for our family. I think the older we get the more difficult it becomes to accept changes in our lives, especially when they are sudden unexpected changes, such as losing a job, a loved one, or losing anything that is precious to you. But the past few months have taught me that I need to be more willing and ready to embrace the changes in my life and trust God to get me through it. Everyone will tell you that "this happened for a reason" and that "God has something better for you", but it's really tough to believe that when you are right in the midst of it all. But once again, I find myself looking back at the events of my life and marveling at God's faithfulness and provision.

When a person experiences loss they go through various stages, shock, denial, bargaining, anger, until they reach a place of acceptance. I think I am finally getting there. A place of acceptance that God's purposes in my life over the past few months were really intended for my good all along. The Bible says that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him" but do we really believe that? I said I believed it, but looking back, did I really accept it? It's hard to accept that God is in control when you feel life has pulled the rug out from under your feet or knocked the wind completely out of you. But I am a firm believer in the soveriegnty of God. And once again, He has proven himself to be the trusted expert in working all things for my good.

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