For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Trusting God’s Plan when things are going smoothly is easy isn’t it Friends? However, Trusting God’s Plan when things are tough not so much at times if I’m being completely honest.
I have faced difficult situations and battles in my lifetime but the one that’s before me now is by far the hardest.
My husband and I had to do the right thing.
It is so incredibly hard to witness someone you love so much being hurt yet at the same time honoring God first and foremost is what we HAD to do.
If you have to choose between hurting someone you love or go against God and what his word say’s…Our choice MUST be NOT offending God.
No matter how much it hurts us to hurt the people we love we do NOT want to receive God’s wrath and judgment because our Eternity is at stake.
What I want them to realize and said is this:
Why can’t you see this for what it is? Please! We did NOT make them choose the choice they did, We are NOT the bad guy here, We are ALL responsible for our own actions!
I feel as if I’m being pulled and stretched beyond my limit!
This reminds me of a time when I was younger
My little brothers had a Stretch Armstrong doll and I’m sure you remember those, don’t you? If not, I suppose I’m stating, how old I am.
Anyway, one of my brothers would take both arms and the other would take both legs and I joke you not it seemed that little doll would stretch from one end of the house to the other.
Funny thing is they would let go at the same time and that little doll would return to its normal size.
Right now my Prayer is that I could feel the release of Stretch Armstrong too but that isn’t happening though because I’m weighed down by the burden of it all.
I keep asking God these questions:
- Where are you?
- Why is this happening?
- Can this be repaired?
- Did we do the right thing?
- Last but NOT least, What good can possibly come from this?
Friends, I know NOT to ask these questions and I also know without a doubt that Mike and I honored God in a choice we were forced to make by Trusting God’s Plan.
Was it hard?
ABSOLUTELY! Without a question!
It was one of the most difficult choices we’ve had to make since being together.
That being said we ALL will stand in judgment before God and be held accountable for EVERYTHING we say and do.
Now that’s whether good or bad!
I can NOT in good conscience condone a choice that someone made and NOT do what we were forced to do.
It would be saying the actions of the individual were justified and we were Ok with them doing it.
Can a lesson be learned? I would hope so!
However, I have seen no signs of improvement whatsoever and if possible it just keeps getting worse and worse.
Within my spirit in Trusting God’s Plan I know, we made the God-honoring decision.
Now if ONLY my heart would catch up to that fact.
I keep crying out to God if you have a plan in all this Lord help me to see it!
Mike and I went to “try” to explain why we had to do what we did and we could see the walls going up and our words were falling on deaf ears.
When you try to compare the way a believer views things as opposed to the way a non-believer view things you have a totally different opinion.
Does that change the love we have for them?
No! Of course NOT.
You love the individual but hate the sin. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!
When someone makes poor choices you have to live with the consequences of your actions and can NOT put the blame on someone who had no part in it.
Especially when the person has done more for you than anyone else would have, as Christians, we desperately want others to see that!
I was thinking to myself things surely can’t get worse than what they are so I’m going to at least try to get them to understand and I calmly and purposely said I LOVE YOU and I ALWAYS WILL!
Needless to say, they didn’t want to hear that or anything else!
That is where I messed up
“I” tried to fix it and Angie needs to STOP and START Trusting God’s Plan!
Nothing catches God off guard!
God sees what I can NOT see, God’s ways are NOT my ways, God’s thoughts are NOT my thoughts, God knows before, the middle, and the end, of all things!
I must turn TOWARDS God NOT AWAY from God and I must keep Trusting God’s Plan and he will work it out and he has a purpose.
I want to list scriptures to meditate on when I’m lacking trust in God’s plan:
He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You Because he trusts in You.
Those who trust in the Lord, Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.
I don’t know what kind of issues you may be facing today, maybe like me, you had to make a choice you didn’t want to make and you are struggling to find the good in it as well even though tough choices are hard to make.
Let’s come alongside one another and keep reminding each other daily…WE CAN TRUST IN GOD’S PLAN no matter how it may look for the time being.