Two years ago I was scheduled to speak at my daughter, Christine’s mother/daughter luncheon. Because of Covid hitting it was cancelled (actually for two years. However, Saturday I had the privilege to finally present my topic, “Tapestry of Life” to a wonderful group of ladies at Faith Baptist Church in Morrisville, NY. Afterward, it was told me by some, that the timing was perfect for the content of my message. God had a reason for the delay in my talk.
Whether it’s delays, trials, difficulties, etc., we can often wonder why God allows certain things in our lives to happen; or because of some of the situations we find ourselves in we may even question God’s love for us.
An old testament prophet, Habakkuk, questioned God as he didn’t understand why God was going to use a more ungodly nation than Israel to bring judgment upon them for their sin. Listen to some of his questions:
How long shall I cry to you, Lord?
Don’t you hear me?
Won’t you save us?
Why do you just sit there and look at all the violence going on?
Have you ever said or thought those same things? But God had a plan and He was working that plan. He does the same with us. There is a reason for the good as well as the bad and hard times. One thing I want to encourage you with is that when you are going through those dark days is never to question God’s love for you because there is nothing that can separate you from the love of God.
“Who shall separate us from the love of God? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ..For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom. 8:35-39
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son.” Rom. 8:28,29
We know all things aren’t good, but He is working for our good and part of that is to conform us to the image of God. Trust Him and continue to “Live aby faith.”