When things go wrong and they do, when our security’s in life are removed. When battles with anxiety doubt and depression are never far away, remember this; God works all things together for our good. The picture is bigger than what we can see. Rom 8:28
Here’s an excerpt from Jerry Bridges book “Trusting God”.
“From our limited vantage point, our lives are marked by an endless series of contingencies. We frequently find ourselves, instead of acting as we planned reacting to an unexpected turn of events. We make plans but are often forced to change those plans. But there are no contingencies with God. Our unexpected forced change of plans is a part of His plan God is never surprised: never caught off guard; never frustrated by unexpected developments. God does as He pleases and that which pleases Him is always for His glory and our good.
Our lives are also cluttered with a lot of “if onlys” I had done this” or “if only that hadn’t happened” but again God has no “if onlys”. God never makes a mistake, God has no regrets. “As for God, his way is perfect” Psalm 18:30. We can trust God. He is trustworthy.
He also has His unique tailor-made plan for our individual life. Eph 2:10 and God will fulfil that purpose.
The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me. Psalm 138:8
We can commit to Him not only the ultimate outcome of our lives but also all the intermediate events and circumstances that will bring us to that outcome.
We see ourselves influencing or perhaps even controlling or being controlled by the actions of other people, but we do not see God at work. But over all the actions and events of our lives God is in control doing as He pleases – not apart from those events or in spite of them but through them.
Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery a malicious act, but in due time Joseph recognised that through his brothers God was acting!”