I am thinking of the song that goes something like this,
"When you can't trace His hand, trust His heart...."
How fitting to dwell on that today.
Last night a minister friend of ours entered the gates of heaven.
We expected him to be around here a little while longer planting a church in NWA and creating websites.
God had other plans.
I have to be honest. I did not know Jim that well, nor his lovely wife. I just know from my son-in-law that they are fine people and extremely talented.
My first reaction was, "God, what are You thinking!? Don't You realize what an opportunity You are missing by not doing the miraculous healing thing?!"
Immediately I thought of several verses in the Bible that talk about trusting Him.
I think I have issues with that word sometimes.
I cannot imagine the pain and the sense of loss this family must be feeling.
But God IS in control.
He DOES have a plan.
He KNOWS what is best for everyone.
All things DO work together for the GOOD of those who love Him.
Sometimes we can't see the angle He is going for.
Sometimes we just don't get what His purpose is.
Sometimes we can't trace His hand.
That is exactly when we need to learn to trust His heart.
Please pray for this dear family.