A Blessing in Disguise (It was all part of the plan)

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Hey guys, I hope you’re doing well and staying safe.

This is a bit more of a transparent post, just sharing about things I often struggle with

A lot of times when things don’t work out in the way I’ve wanted it to or in the way I had hoped, I struggle to keep on hoping and to get back up. Even if later on down the line, I see that God did this for a reason. When things aren’t going my way, I struggle to think “maybe God has allowed this for a purpose”. Examples: maybe praying a job but not getting it after the interview or praying for a place in a uni but not getting in! Usually when things work out a little later on, that’s when we can really say “oh God you were using all of this in order for my good”. But in the moment it doesn’t always feel that way. It often feels like God has forgotten us, or maybe He’s not answering our prayers. This can cause us, and has caused me in the past to say, “But God, your word says Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4).”

This is why I’ve entitled this post “A blessing in disguise”. I’m learning to change my mindset and begin to think, maybe there’s a reason why God allowed this to happen. Maybe there’s a reason in all of this. Maybe there was a reason why you didn’t get that one job, or that relationship didn’t work out. Perhaps one day it will all make sense.

Romans 8:28 tells us that God makes all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

Sometimes I’ve thought it’s just an excuse that we Christians use, when things don’t work our way. But I realised that it’s strength. It takes strength to say that though things aren’t working out as well as I had hoped, though I’ve been disappointed and what I’ve prayed for hasn’t happened, I choose to trust God is working in all of this.

Even when things don’t make sense in the moment , may God continue to give us the strength to know that through Him, He’s going to make all things work together for our good. He’s going to create something beautiful from the storm. Something good will come out of it. Even if we don’t see it right now, but it will be good. We will see that God was in the storm, in as much as He is in the good times.

I want to leave you with the final encouragement from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God knows the plan, we don’t. We don’t always know what’s going to come around the corner, but I am learning to trust, completely, my uncertain future in the hands of a certain God. Why? Because He loves me and cares for me.

The blessing in disguise was all part of the plan. It might not have been my plan, but it certainly was in God’s.

So that’s me! I hope you have a wonderful day x

May God bless you

~ peace, joy & love x

TK

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