What happens when you are hit hard with the reality that life has not gone the way you had planned? When the script of your life has not played out the way you wrote it? People aren’t reading their lines as you envisioned? Your friendships, your marriage, your family, your career…even you yourself have not turned out the way you wanted?
Sometimes things turn out better than we expected, but many times we find ourselves frustrated and discontent with how the cookie has crumbled. This discontent can leave marriages and families in ruins, careers in disarray and relationships struggling. Our lives are made up of a combination of our choices and the choices of others and of course the sovereignty of God. While our circumstances can many times be a great motivation for us to move forward, we can also end up spending way too much time looking at the past with regret and viewing the future as a fix. What we miss though is the present.
This doesn’t have to be.
Spend some time reflecting on this passage:
Romans 8:27–28 (ESV)
27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Ask God to calm any unholy discontent in your present circumstances. He calls us to not only trust him with the future, but our present as well. I’m praying with you.
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