The Unexpected

The unexpected will always occur in our lives. Whether it be interfering dates for two events you want to attend, a family emergency, or just a small bump in the road, they will happen. And when they do, a lot of us (myself included) don’t turn to God. Sometimes, we might even blame Him. I’ve realized that this is not what we should be doing. When there is a problem in your life, don’t let it interfere with your relationship with God. Problems should only strengthen your faith. Easier said than done.

For example, the death of a loved one is something that many people experience. It’s a difficult time. Often, you would want to be alone and speak to family and friends during this time, not considering prayer as a form of comfort. As Christians, we should turn to God with our grievances instead of separating ourselves from Him during tough times. Talk with God about how you are feeling and what’s going on, and watch with faith and confidence as He clears the road ahead of you.

When a problem occurs in your life, sometimes you can’t see how God could possibly be using it as a part of His plan. You think that there’s no way out of it and that there’s no way it could be right. Having faith in these situations is the key. Don’t stress about it and struggle to think of how YOU can fix it. Give up your grievances to God and let him take control.

There are two bible verses that I love that really touch on this. Psalm 32:6-7 says: “Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them. You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”And Psalm 62:8 says: “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”

When things go differently than you could’ve ever imagined, don’t think as though you’re being punished. Not every change in your life that God makes will make sense. But, be confident in our Father and know that He has a plan for your life!

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