I read this awesome devotion today and wanted to pass it on. I pray it speaks to your heart as it did to mine.
Sometimes God permits things, other times He actually plans them.
Either way, He's got a definite plan in mind. In the midst of unspeakable heartache, Job said, "He performeth the thing that is appointed for me."
When you realize that God has "appointed" something for you, it changes how you see it.
It's like flying. On the ground your view is limited, but ten thousand feet up everything looks different. Now you're seeing what God sees: "the big picture!"
The Bible says that after Job came through his trials he was blessed with twice as much as he had before (See Job 42:10). Does that mean if you lose a $30,000-a-year job you'll get back a $60,000-a-year one? Or that your checkbook will always balance, or your car never break down, or your health never fail?
No, sometimes God rewards our faith with things we can't measure in monetary value—like relationships, joy, character, peace you didn't have before, a fresh sense of purpose, protection from danger, favor with others, clearer understanding, more compassion, and intimacy with Him.
What value would you place on those?
I’m so blessed I can trust God to cause all things to work out for my good!!