Sometimes, I am near sighted.
This week culminated in a way I didn’t expect. I recently resumed a familiar rhythm that was interrupted last March. God provided purpose and provision in unexpected ways during that time and I was thankful. But I longed for a return to some rhythms that I missed.
Three weeks ago, it happened. And it all went well until yesterday. Unfortunately, some things beyond my control halted my steps. Although it’s a temporary pause, I settled in to a seat of disappointment.
This isn’t what I wanted. Yet, I was reminded that God hasn’t stopped writing the story being written. Even when I thought I was crucial to a specific scene.
Should we acknowledge our disappointment, anger, and despair? Of course. Lamenting is Biblical and is also a means by how we recognize the breadth of God’s character. Yet, God is still working.
God’s purposes are not limited by our circumstances. We must open our eyes to activity outside ourselves to see what God is up to. And it may look differently than we expected. God may seemingly move people around for his glory to unfold.
But it is still good.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
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Thanks for your words, Stephanie. I’m Beth, your Five-minute Friday neighbor this week. I love that Isaiah verse. And the truth of your words that sometimes we think we are essential to that scene, but God is still writing the story. So good!
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