By Bindu Adai-Mathew
Today two things didn’t go as expected. Disappointment quickly set in like an evening fog, clouding my vision and blurring my future hopes and expectations. Soon worry ensued.
But as JMathis challenged us yesterday, when guilt, pain, and stress came knocking, I fought those negative feelings by meditating on a verse that has brought me great comfort in the recent year.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Lord, does that mean you can take my mistakes and still get me to where I need to be? And as if to answer that question, I am reminded of King David whom God established his bloodline despite David almost ruining his reign with adultery and then covering that up with murder.
Lord, does that mean you can use situations where I feel like people are against me and use even that to benefit me? I am quickly reminded of the story of Joseph who was betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery but later rose to second in command of a Egypt.
Lord, I’m middle-aged…if you were going to bless me, wouldn’t it have happened by now? I am reminded of Sarah who gave birth to her promise well after her physical body would not have been able to conceive.
In “all things” Lord? Really?
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Okay, Lord. As challenging as it is and as impatient as I am, I will wait upon you and your perfect timing.