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. (Isaiah 55:8-9).
Trusting God’s plan, when things are going smoothly is easy, isn’t it Friends? However, trusting his 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. At the same time, honoring God first and foremost is what we HAD to do.
Y’all, if we have to choose, between hurting someone we 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. Eternity is at stake.
What I want them to realize 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. 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.
That isn’t happening though. I am 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. I know without a doubt, that Mike and I honored God, in a choice we were forced to make.
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. If possible, it just keeps getting worse and worse. Within my spirit, I know we made a 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. 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 consequences, of your actions. You can NOT put the blame, on someone, who had no part in it.
Especially when they have 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.
I calmly and purposely said I LOVE YOU! 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! Angie needs to STOP, and trust God has a 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 trust that God has a plan. The most important thing I can do, at this time, turns TOWARDS God, NOT AWAY from God! I must trust 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. (Proverbs 16:20).
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:7).
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You Because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3).
Those who trust in the Lord, Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. (Psalm 125:1).
Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:8).
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. (Proverbs 3:5-6).
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25).
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.
Let’s come alongside, of one another, and keep reminding, each other daily…We may lack trust in the plan, we want to take place, but rest assured, that we CAN TRUST IN GOD’S PLAN, no matter how it may look, for the time being.
Your Sister in Christ
Hey Friends. Thank you for taking time out of your day, to spend a few moments in mine. As a follower of Jesus Christ, it’s important to me to share the gospel with you. I write about my ups and downs, my struggles and insecurities, but above all else, I share how God brings me through it all. Let’s continue our walk with Christ together.