I recently made an unplanned two week trip to visit a sick family member. What began as a very unusual circumstance, finished well. Sickness can either divide or bring family members together. It was amazing to watch what God accomplished. My family is huge, and that means different opinions are voiced and not everyone agrees. That is okay, because we love each other. At the end of the two weeks, I had a deeper realization of what God is doing. This was a very needed interruption!
Imagine a landscape picture with a stream, which starts at one place and empties out on the other side. Like that stream, God takes us through situations and leads us out the other side. It’s a beautiful picture of what the Lord is doing in our lives. Circumstances might seem to paralyze us, but if we remain faithful to Him, He will make the situation beautiful. My family visit really made me look at the unending Love of My Heavenly Father!
We would all love to be part of a perfect world, but we are not. When we started the Christian walk, life seemed brand new and easy, but then the world hit us with trials. We sin and feel guilty, but we must always remember what Jesus did for each of us personally at the cross. Jesus won a victory for us!
Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:28-30 NLT
What a huge gift Jesus gave us! His life and death paid the punishment for us. The gap between us and our perfect Heavenly Father has been left at the foot of the cross. What joy!
We know that not everything will always go our way, but it will go His way. Sometimes little interruptions can illuminate the real problem.
Living our daily lives for Him is very important. We might not always have everything the world has to offer, but we do have everything He has to offer.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen. Philippians 4:19-20 NLT