One of my favorite songs is God is so Good. He really is so good to us, but will we still think that when things don't go as planned and when difficulties in life surround us.
I have a sweet friend that I teach with and she is in her mid-twenties and her mom has been battling cancer for about 10 years. Well, over the weekend she was given a few days to a few weeks to live. My friend has two brothers in high school. I am so glad I teach in a Christian school where we can shower her in prayer with other believers. We as teachers have devotions and prayer every morning before school starts and we are lifting our needs up to the Father together as a staff.
I have another friend who also had plans changed suddenly. We became good friends while serving overseas. Our sons are the same age and we just hit it off when we first met in Poland. We saw each other several times after that.
Then our plans changed! And we had to leave the country we felt was our home. A few years later my friend and her family had to leave the country that was their home. We both came back to the States wondering...what's next Lord?
Matt and I came to the conclusion that God just SIMPLY wants us to be faithful with what He has put before us...That's it!
So here is a piece of inspiration that my friend had on her blog. It spoke to me, and I hope it lifts you up.
"The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me" Psalm 138:8
Sometimes it may involve a crooked path.
The pathway is broken and the signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why you brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I will go through the valley if You want me to
Now I'm not who I was when I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to You
I will go through the fire If You want me to
It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that's not my own
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'll never go alone
-If You Want Me To.