If it had been up to me, I would have been a lyricist writing songs in the music industry. Instead, God channeled my love for writing into writing articles. It began when I became a young stepmom and sought out encouragement as a mom.
I never would have dreamed that I would become a stepmom, but God used what I experienced, and He helped turn that into an encouragement ministry for others.
God knew better on both counts of my writing and my mothering.
He knows better than me on lots of other issues as well. Oh, how rich hindsight is!
I know I have cried (bitterly, sometimes) over not getting my way. Over delayed answers to prayer and over unmet expectations. Yet, God has always taken care of me. He’s blessed me and He’s been faithful – more than I deserve.
Oh how little we think of Him and His ways at times! We always seem to think we know better. We think our ways are more accurate than His and our control is more steady.
And yet, we are so wrong.
Whatever situation you might find yourself in today – remember – God knows better than you. He knows how to use your hurt for blessings. He knows how to use your misdirected paths for greater good and He knows how to strengthen you when you feel so frail.
God knows just what people to bring into your life for a season. He knows what to withhold from you (and when) and what to bring your way to encourage you at just the right moment.
He loves you.
So wherever you are; whatever you’re experiencing….don’t give up. There is always hope. Always a fresh new tomorrow. Always a change that will occur in your life waiting just around that corner. Always a blessing that you can look forward to. It’s His gift to you and me because of His great love for us.
And that’s something you can bank on.