We are always trying to make sense of the messes that present themselves to us in maddening regularity. We, in our narrow and limited attempts, try to understand the 'why' of the thing. But the truth is this...it doesn't matter ‘what’ the mess is, He is there…not just in the middle of it, but over, under, and all around it; and He will take you ‘through’ it! He promised! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. Isaiah 43:2
I know most of us would prefer immediate deliverance from the mess or challenge, or situation, or whatever the circumstances but God has His reasons and purposes! He never seems in a hurry either! If we could resign ourselves from the need to understand the reason we could move forward and trust Him for the purpose.
I read this statement sometime ago, “something wonderful survives everything terrible!” We need to embrace that truth...whatever is left from our season of challenge will be beautiful...because it survived...and not only 'it' survived, WE survived! We cannot reason, understand, or even imagine all that God has for us as we walk out His purposes without every getting or even needing, an explanation of ‘why.’
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him. I Corinthians 2:9
You may or may not need this book, but I guarantee you know someone who does. If misfortune in life is trying to destroy you or someone you know, I have wonderful news for you: this book will help you keep living.