Things are going to happen in this life that none of us will understand while on this Earth. We won’t find out reasons for these things until we meet with Christ. It won’t be until the veil is lifted that we’ll be able to see everything the way Christ does. There are going to be difficulties, especially as we work towards recovery from past hurts and deeply personal issues. Restoration is a messy business.
Not everything is going to be neat and tidy. Sometimes, we have an expectation that the Creator of the Universe is going to hand us a pretty, gift-wrapped package, causing our lives and recoveries to suddenly make sense. There are just going to be things that our finite brains won’t be able to understand, but we have faith that God has a reason and a plan for everything that has occurred in our lives. He will use all of it for His Glory.
In recovery, we start learning to stop asking God why He allows certain things to happen to us. Instead, we begin to ask God what He wants us to understand from a given situation. In conjunction with that, we also ask what His Will is in each situation. God is giving us opportunities for growth and to live our faith out loud. Rather than taking a victim mentality when faced with difficulties, we start to see God giving us chances to grow and to become closer to Him. We may not ever know the reason for our struggles, but we can have an assurance of God’s great love for us, and His desire to draw us into His arms.
Written by Jackell