How 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.”
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.