puzzle piecesHow many times have we questioned why sand has been kicked in our face on the Beach of Life? Circumstances doesn’t go as planned … we suffer an incredible loss … our words get twisted then used against us. We stomp our foot and scream to God, “This is not fair! Where are you, Father? Why don’t you make this right?”

But we hear nothing back—radio silence from our Heavenly Father. What do we do? We want to roll up our sleeves and fix things. We know exactly what we’d do to fix things. But Scriptures begin to come to mind: “Never will I leave you nor forsake you,” “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” “In all your ways submit to God, and he will make your paths straight.”

This is when we  have a choice. We can choose to not pay attention to our circumstances and, instead, choose to trust dont-panicGod. When we do, we might do it a bit begrudgingly, but we trust, nonetheless.

Amazingly, after a time we start seeing the pieces come together. Weeks go by and out of the blue there’s an opportunity—a blessing—that was never anticipated. It could be a new job opportunity is offered to you. Or maybe someone suffers from incredible injustice and, because of the experiences you have just endured,  you have the chance to offer Godly wisdom to them.

When God taps us on the shoulder for service, it comes at a cost. Many times there is pain, loss, and injustice. But God’s presence never waivers, and  we always gain more than we are asked to give.

I hate that I am still surprised when I see God’s hand move in miraculous ways. But I love the fact that I never tire seeing of his Grace and Mercy.

10 thoughts on “When the Pieces Start Falling Together

    1. Thank you for taking the time to tell me that! It still warms my heart when people say affirming words to me.

      You are not alone out there! Satan’s words try to isolate us, but it’s our responsibility to snuff him out with God’s words of truth. I stand in agreement with you that He is right there leading you, comforting you, and cheering you on.

      Hugs and blessings from this warrior’s camp to yours,

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