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There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.
We see the darkness within the world and we feel terrified that it will only get worse with no relief, no resolution. But we forget the God that we serve when we allow that doubt to creep in. Do things sometimes not get worse before they get better? We see this throughout history, throughout the Bible.
Looking at our personal experiences, don’t we see that with healing— where we’ve been diagnosed with something or injured and it has grown and worsened over time, and then one day we start to see the healing take over. The issue begins to shrink and be less noticeable. God had already healed it, we just took longer to see it because we were too consumed with what our eyes saw and ears heard, and that our flesh felt. We were caught up in the fear when He wanted us celebrating with faith.
God has the solution before the problem surfaces. If we believed in that without doubt, we would see the immediacy of His actions, in real-time, not delayed. Things take longer because we’re so caught up in our flesh and feelings, that our issues take precedence over Him.
He’s always showing us that He’s here, working hard for us. He always shows us signs, but we’re oftentimes looking for theatrics and something entertaining to share as testimony. God isn’t here to entertain us. He wants a relationship with us. If you want entertainment, there’s plenty of performers you can watch. If you want a genuine, authentic, nothing-like-it-anywhere relationship, then God is your Partner.
Let me address something to the cynics and skeptics who tend to want to play devil’s advocate for some reason. Yes, there are times when we don’t heal, when we succumb to our injuries or diseases.
Yes, babies and children leave this existence before we’re ready. It doesn’t seem fair when they transition. No, I don’t see it as God’s punishment nor do I see it as His oversight. I simply see it as part of our realignment and transition to our next assignment. I see it as part of the alignment that may spark our loved ones and future generations to answer their calling to do more and be more— maybe heading foundations, clinics, and projects as advocates in our memory. Maybe it inspires someone to answer their call to be a healthcare professional, researcher, etc.
For those of us who have experienced miscarriages and/or stillbirths, I say to lean more into Him and less into your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5) because there is a reason for all things, and God’s love and care is never absent. Don’t carry that guilt or shame. Neither were assigned to you.
I believe that God’s original plan was for humankind to live forever, just like His other heavenly creations. We know that man fell and with that we’re supposed to be doing our part to be reconciled back to God, so that His original plan may be fulfilled. It’s taking us longer because we keep sinning, keep worshipping creations instead of the Creator, but that doesn’t mean God tosses away His plan.
I don’t know if our loved ones who have transitioned from this life are in a holding pattern somewhere, or were reassigned to a life somewhere else, all I know is what I’ve read time after time through studying my Bible—God wants all of us to one day be together and I won’t stop believing that my loved ones look forward to reconnecting with me in the future, just as I will always expect to do the same.
If you don’t see things the same way (or similar to) what I’ve shared, you are entitled to your opinion. Just don’t poo-poo on other people’s views and opinions simply because they don’t align with yours.
No matter what we think or do, no matter who we pray to, nothing will stand in God’s way.
This Proverb of Solomon makes clear that no matter what someone does, God will always prevail. No matter what forces stand against you, nothing can overpower your Heavenly Father. Nothing and no one will derail His plans. So stand tall in victory, for God can and will make a way out of no way.
He can lead you out of valleys and over the steepest of mountains, through waters you thought you could never swim, and along paths you could never independently navigate. It requires your participation. You’re going to have to walk with Him to be led into and out of situations. This isn’t a passive relationship. This is the most engaging and passionate relationship that you will ever have, if you invest in it.
You have to allow yourself to be vulnerable. Heck, He already knows everything there is to know about you—past, present, and future—so surrender yourself to His will, so that you can get the most of it and be positioned to invest the most of yourself in it.
There are forked roads, splintered paths, with so many options that you can get dizzy from the confusion. But God is never puzzled, never stumped, never without a solution.
Do you trust and believe in Him? Do you believe He has your best interests at heart? Do you put your faith (support) in Him? If so, then seek Him in all ways and all circumstances, and walk with Him.
Father, I follow Your plan for my life. There is nothing and no one greater than You. I worship only You. My efforts and disobedience can never overpower Your plan. All that I have ever earned was through Your will and loving grace. All that I will ever be is through Your love and favor.
I want to be more engaged in our relationship. I want to invest more of myself into what we have together. I don’t want to be passive, entitled, expecting You to do all of the work. I want to do my part. I want to commit to You in all of the ways that You commit to me.
Nothing compares to what we have and I love You more and more each day that this fact is crystallized. I thank You Father for everything, past, present, and future. Amen.
Lovingly your sister in Christ,
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