Many people in life who are troubled by a series of bad circumstances will say something like: “Why does this always happen to me?” These people feel they are victims. “I’ve just got bad luck,” they say. Some feel that God doesn’t like them or is even out to get them. But that’s not how God works. Everything God does or allows has purpose. God has a plan for us according to His will.
‘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.’
– Jeremiah 29:11
While sometimes we blame God for our circumstances, the problem is we have lost our connection with God. Perhaps we aren’t praying. Perhaps we aren’t asking God to intervene. Then again, we may be doing these things, but we aren’t listening to God’s will. We are still trying to do things our way not His way – we may be getting in the way.
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:36
When things don’t go right
Things don’t go right all the time in life. We may have periods where our cares are few, and other periods where we are continually challenged. But it is in these challenging moments where we often learn the most. God uses these situations to impart wisdom upon us. This is where “blessings in disguise” are born. Sometimes these blessings come slowly over time. Not always because God is slow in giving, but because we are slow to learn!
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
– 2 Peter 3:9
So rather than feel like a victim or abandoned by God in these situations, we should remain faithful, grateful and thankful. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
God is in control
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6
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