You are wearing your favorite blouse, having a good day... then...
Flip... your blouse tears.
You are on your way to have a great evening with the family... then...
Flip... you are involved in a hit and run car accident.
You just got a great promotion at work... then...
Flip... a family member is diagnosed with cancer.
You are having a great family vacation... then...
Flip... you suffer a major injury.
You are an amazing athlete... then...
Flip... you are involved in an accident that leaves you paralyzed.
You just found out you were pregnant... then...
Flip... you miscarry.
Life is perfect... then...
Flip... now it's not.
Are you ready for the flips?
How will you land?
Flat on your face?
Will you fall to your knees?
Will your faith stay strong?
Will your faith grow?
Will your faith be lost?
Are you prepared to flip? It is not a question of WILL you flip... but when...
Be ready. Build your faith. Know He is still there... He is there in the midst of your flip.
He wants you to focus on what He is doing in your life in the midst of all the flips... He wants you to trust in Him.
Can you? Will you?
We often wonder why God allows bad things to happen to good people. We question Him. Some tell try to instill in our minds negative thoughts. They tell us if our God was so powerful He would not have "allowed" the bad things to occur. You see, God sees the bad things that happen - He knows they are going to happen way before they actually happen- they are all part of "our" story. The story that He wrote. They happen to us to shape us to who we need to be. Who He needs us to be.
We need to trust Him...
The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.