One of my sweet friends is going through a very rough time right now. She is dealing with multiple problems and situations that threaten to undo her. Her faith is strong, but like Job, she doesn’t understand why God hasn’t intervened and solved the problems before now.
She knows her faith is being tested, and she is confident she’ll come through the refiner’s fire stronger, but that doesn’t make it easy to endure.
She has dreams and hopes like each of us do, and it pains her deeply not to see those dreams and hopes materialized.
Her situation is complicated, and she knows only God can resolve the issues. She also knows while God is the One with the ultimate answer, she must do her part while she waits for his plan to unfold.
I believe each of us can relate to having dreams dashed and hopes destroyed. We each carry things inside we desire to accomplish. Good things. Things we believe are God’s will. We shake our heads and wonder what happened when there is a disconnect between what we feel God has called us to, and the actuality of life without those things.
As Yul Brynner said in The King and I, ’tis a puzzlement.
We quote scripture. We read the Bible stories. We say the right words. Still our hearts break over the unfulfilled dreams.
When the rough time comes, we know God is able. We know he can. We also know he might not. Though we might be crushed, we are never forsaken.
What do you do when your dreams and hopes come crashing down around you?
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Then Job answered the Lord: “I know that you can do all things and that no plan of yours can be ruined. Job 41:1-2 (NCV)
I wish you well.
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I listen to praise music or play it myself on my piano, I read Psalms, I make plans with friends, I walk extra far, I try to rest too because being tired makes everything worse. I cry if needed. And, I just refuse to listen to the devils lies.
Dana, thanks for the wonderful list. I think you’ve covered all the bases!