Bible and Theology
Waiting for His Best
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jun 7, 2018
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

At times, life will seem uncertain. Things we once held as familiar will change. This is when it helps to remember that God never changes. Throughout our trials and struggles, He remains the same, faithful and sure.

You may be going through a difficult time. No one seeks out adversity. However, when it comes, you can find hope by taking time to see your circumstances as opportunities for God's glory to be displayed.Self-sufficiency and pride are revealed when we are at our weakest point. God wants us to learn to depend on Him alone. Hard times provide the right opportunity for us to learn God-dependence instead of self-reliance. 

Throughout our trials and struggles, He remains the same, faithful and sure.

 

When it comes to relationships, this is especially true. A temporary setback in a close relationship can become an open door for a fresh commitment and blessing. Remember, each season has a purpose. In times of stress and pressure, one of the most common mistakes is to make permanent decisions based on temporary circumstances.

God, however, wants us to be willing to wait for His best. If you have been praying for that "right" person to come into your life, be willing to trust Him to bring to pass all His promises in His good timing. The answers to your prayers may not come in the way you imagine.

However, God will never waver in His goodness toward you. He will keep His appointment. He always honors His Word and will accomplish His purpose in your life. God is a matchmaker, working to bring things about for your good and His glory. If you will trust Him, He will match you with blessings, people, opportunities, healing, joy, and peace.

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your faithfulness—for assurance of salvation and hope that does not disappoint. Help me to have deeper faith in You and to anticipate with joy the fulfillment of Your promises. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"‘For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, ‘plans to give you hope and a future'" (Jeremiah 29:11).