Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
Time goes by. Months by months, years after years. We have been through so many things. In one part was over the moon but in another part was down in the mouth.
There were problems that have been totally resolved, there are still to be dealt do not know for how long. Many wishes have been come true, but many are still waiting patiently. There were increased and promotion, but there were instead collapsed. Some prayers got an answer as our wish, but other prayer still have to wait. We have been in a very worrying situation so we imagine bad things will surely happen to us. There was also a time where we pressed and seems God’s help was late and made us imagine our lives will surely mess up.
Now, If we take time to look back for a moment, is not bad things all in our head did not happen? Maybe our career in the doom and gloom situation as we wish before. Maybe we have static or even get reduction in our earnings. Our nest egg not as much as before. Loss of the precious and loved ones, we are blue around the gills, or many many bad situation that we don’t expect actually. Anyway, whatever has happened the circumstance we are today, truthfully still beyond of which we imagine, right? Do we see it as a God’s blessings??
ANY THING GOD ALLOWED HAPPENED IN THIS LIFE: we realize it or not, we feel it or not, pleasant or not… It is for our good. ALL ARE BLESSINGS!
Humans tend to think that blessing merely something looks “wow”: Get new house, new car, get a promotion, get a spouse that been long time waited, get a miracle recovery from sick, highest rank in the class, get a big business order, could take vacation abroad, and many other worldly pleasant things. Then… What about the routine thing that running normal? For example: business and working running smoothly, healthy body, study running without hindrance, and all the usual routines that runs without any spectacular thing. Do we see it as a God’s blessing?? And… How about something looks bad when passed but it ends well for us?? Do we also see it as a God’s blessing??
I know a businesswoman in tour and travel. She has cooperated with several large companies very well. A few years ago she applied for cooperation to a quite big new company at the time. Don’t know why the application was denied whereas she is able to meet all needed requirements, including if she should to put certain nominal as collateral. She asked to God why her partnership application was denied. Then finally all becomes clear when few years later the big company that rejected her went bankrupt. There are many fellow tours and travel entrepreneur who cooperated with that company get losses because their bail could not returned. But she spared by God from the huge losses. What happens if at the time her application approved?! She would definitely loss her money. Look… not all things that at first seems look bad, certainly bad at the end, isn’t it? God sees the future and He has arranged everything for His children goodness. Do we see it as a God’s blessing??
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV)
Often we do not understand God’s ways. Even we often misunderstand the act of God. We assume God is good when we feel blessed. We assume God is not good when He allowed unpleasant things happen. And we assume as natural thing if all our routines running smoothly.
Do not we realize that God is involved in all events, even in routine and natural things that seem mediocre? God keep our heartbeat; make our entire muscles move normally, our brain is functioning properly. Without we realized it, God has preserved and deliver us from the many bad things that should happen. However, with His perfect wisdom God also allows us to face problems. All of that to declare His glory and getting the best potential that God put in us, which ultimately produces eternal values which we will bring when we return to Him.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! (Romans 11:33)
We do not always get to see His hand working.
Sometimes He worked quietly but we feel the results of His actions.
He changed the bad things into goodness and advantage for us.
Maybe we do not know now, but time has proven and our lives are witnesses, that His work is real and His love is interminable.
Today, whatever your situation, if some ask: “if God blessed you?” What is your answer??
By sella Irene – Beautiful Words
Photos by: Sella Irene