Have there been times in your life when you feel like God is not there with you? Times when you felt so desperate and said, Why God? Why is this happening? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do disasters happen on this earth?
I am sure many of us have been through tough times like this. But don’tloose your faith on God because everything happens for a purpose. Sometimes God allows satan’s plan to happen to teach us a lesson, to make us a stronger person, and to strengthen our faith and love to god. I call this, a blessing in disguise.
I was on youtube the other day and came across a song that I always love listening to called How Great is our God by hillsong. This song reminded me of how God is greater than our problems. He is greater than what this world has to offer. How great is our God! God is always in control of our life if webelieve and trust in him. There are many things in life that happen without our understanding. But just know that everything has a purpose. We just have to see the light in the dark tunnel. We have to see the positive things in life despite how negative it seems. We need to have faith in God in any situation we are in. Faith means believing without seeing, so we must believe that God is in control even though it seems like the situation is a disaster.
I had one friend come up to me about a month ago after the flooding that happened in the Philippines. She told me in tears, How could God let this happen? So many innocent people died..God definitely was not with the Philippines during that time. I also feel hurt about what happened in the Philippines and to the other natural disasters that have happened. But I know God is always in control. I’m sure it was not God’s plan to ruin and kill many innocent people, but he allowed it to happen because he can see what we can’t see. I know for sure that he knew something good will come out from this disaster. It could be that many people will call out his name, learn to lean and depend on him more, or maybe even for the people to unite together under the name of Jesus. We don’t know and I don’t know what God’s purpose of letting the disaster happen, but I do know that God loves us so much.
John 3:16says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in his shall not perish but have everlasting life.” Sometimes we do things that hurt ourselves, but God will always come in your life and help you! But only if you let him.
Romans 12:12 says, “Be Joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” Have hope in the lord, be patient, and pray to him. His blessing will come in his time. During our life troubles and disasters, we have to be still in him. Trust in God because he loves you and he knows what’s best for you. Allow God to be your refuge for peace and strength. No matter how horrible your situation may be, our God is greater than what your problem can bring.
Blessings don’t always come through peace and happiness. Sometimes blessings come through our pains and sorrow, through tears and troubles. You may say, why God? without knowing that God actually has a blessing planned out for you through the situation you are questioning. God works in ways we cannot see.
So remember, there are blessings in disguise.YOUTUBE Video: Blessings In Disguise