Written by: Breanna
Have you ever read a biography about a godly person from the past and been half way through it to find yourself almost just holding your breath in amazement because it seems like this person’s life is falling apart and makes no sense, but you keep on reading with anticipation waiting for and knowing that all of the pieces come together by the time it ends?
Such is your life, my friend, and mine. Only we’re only part way through the story, only able to see part of the picture. We’re still in the middle….perhaps living with anticipation of unfolding dreams, or perhaps in the midst of a heart-rending situation that seems nearly impossible to see how this can be a good thing and how it will turn out right.
But there is One who sees the big picture…God. Not only does He already know how the story is going to end, but He has ordained your story. He has already written your story, and He’s unfolding it in your life.
And let me tell you something so comforting and exciting- your story is an awesome one that is beautiful!
You may be thinking, “It sure doesn’t feel awesome or beautiful right now!” and that may be true. But think of the big picture, the end of the story. By the time you read the last sentence on the last page of the book, you understand how each piece fit together to bring about this amazing story. The same will be true in your life.
God is bringing about each situation, each heartache, each anticipation, everything…He is the One that is bringing it about in your life as He writes on the pages of your biography. And He delights in the plans that He has for us!
My friend, are we willing to allow God to write His story for our lives? Can we open ourselves up in faith before Him and from the heart say, “Have Thine own way Lord, have Thine own way. Thou art the Potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me after Thy will, while I am waiting yielded and still”?
Is it always easy? No! Sometimes it hurts so bad we don’t know if the sunshine will ever come out again, if the tears will cease to flow, and we question how this is ever going to turn out well. But God has promised that He works all things together for good to those that love Him and are called according to His purpose. The Scriptures say that there is a blessing for the one who remains steadfast during trial. Why? Because they come out shining, with a story that gives the Lord Jesus Christ glory and honor and brings us to delight in Him and draws us to love Him more and more! Do you pray for conformity to the Lord Jesus Christ? You should. Then don’t be surprised when He is at work in your life with the chisel and hammer! Though God has promised to bless the righteous, and that He has plans for our welfare and not for evil, to give us a future and a hope, He has also promised that He will, “refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested.” That’s not a pain free process, but one that is well worth it. And He has promised us the comfort and strength to go through it. Believe in all of those promises and don't buy into the lies that tell us that He's not working or fulfilling His promises in our lives. Because He is and He is faithful and does not lie. It's just that He's often not doing it the way you think He should be or how you expected Him to. The moment you surrendered your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, you surrendered to Him as your Lord and Master. You are no longer your own. Therefore, because He loves us and wants to get the glory in lives, He will write our story as He sees fit and it will be one marvelous work of art when it is finished and the Author will be magnified for His skill and work.
Believe Him and trust Him! Say with me along with the father of the demon possessed son who first cried out to the Lord Jesus in this manner, “I believe; help my unbelief!”