So I posted this before I saw the whole thing through..”Here is a cool video of a father anticipating a child. God loves us and cares for us as sons and daughters in similar ways but even more than we can comprehend. Remind yourself of this today.” And then I saw the ending. I deleted it thinking “this isn’t inspirational, it’s sad and I don’t know why things like that happen”. Yes it’s sad and confusing, but its also real life. I don’t know why certain things in our life happen other than we live in a fallen world, but I do know that God has ways of getting our attention if we aren’t seeking him and putting him first. When “bad” things come into our lives we are given a choice to either get bitter and angry about our situation or to trust in the creators plan. I have lived through seasons of disappointment and have experienced the consequences of both choices. At one time a hardened heart and another time a heart submitting to the creator and dying to myself. If you think you are entitled or deserving of things to happen on your terms, you are going to be disappointed. Remember that just as we live in a world created by God, we also live in skin created by God. If we didn’t create ourselves why do we think we have the right to control it and become bitter if it doesn’t go as expected?
I remember hearing a pastor say one time “You should feel blessed and thank God in seasons of difficulty and disappointment, because it is a chance to strengthen your faith and get closer to God”. We think deeper and seek more earnestly during difficult times. We are more likely to cry out to God if a family member passes than we are if it’s our birthday. God is greater and more loving than we can comprehend, but he also gives us choices. Where do you put your faith and trust in the good times as well as the bad? I don’t know why certain things happen to people like at the end of this video, but I do know that God does. Whatever you face today, tomorrow and in the future, HE is big enough to handle it, and has a purpose for it, but he needs you to trust him with it all.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:3-7 NIV)