I've always believed that there was a reason and purpose for all things in life. Ecclesiastes 3:1 'to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:'. Life very seldom goes the way we plan it. I've learned this lesson in the last few weeks. God may have other plans for us that is better.
As I read my devotional this morning I was reminded of not to depend on others or myself, but to look to Him, the one that knows our future and all things that concerns us. Jeremiah 29:11
Jesus found the opportunity to minister to a suffering woman and demonstrate His power and love. When He was on His way to heal the daughter of Jairus,a women with a health issue, touched the helm of His clothing. Her faith made her whole. (Mark 5:21-34) The interruption of the trip to visit Jairus' daughter was known by Jesus to happen, but the disciples were irritated by this. Jesus saw it as an opportunity to minister to a suffering woman. In the meantime Jairus' daughter had died. Jesus told them not to be afraid ,only to believe, that she was only asleep.
In our trails and sufferings, Jesus already knows the outcome, we are only to believe and trust Him. Our disappointments in life can and may very well be God's appointment, to bring us to a better understanding of His will for us, to teach us to depend on Him and strengthen our faith and bring us to a closer relationship with the one that already knows our future.
So today as I start a new week I'll try to see the purpose in my life for the interruptions in the plans I've made, and pray that I not become irritated and complain but to minister to others and be a better witness of His Love. To take each interruptions as blessings in disguise.
My first grandchild graduates from high school this Friday. I'd planed to attend all his senior functions last week but my plans was interrupted and I only attended one out of three, I do believe it was for this reason, to slow me down and to trust God and wait on Him to lead me to a closer understanding of love and ministering.
I awoke at 4 this morning and could not go back to sleep, so I got up, put on a load of clothes to wash, and read my daily bible devotion.
Lord, this humble house we'd keep,
Sweet with play and calm we sleep,
Help us so that we may give
beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy beauty and thy Grace
Shine upon our dwelling place.
Poem by Edgar A. Guest