OK, here it is…the conclusion to my series of “saga” posts. I have one final, but critical point l should mention. I want to make it very clear that God, in no way shape or form, caused me to get the injury that I have been talking about in this saga series. God did not need an accident in order to show me the things He taught me during that seven month time period of down time. God never causes bad things to happen to us. Only good things come from God.
Sometimes, it may seem like God brings something bad upon us, but please know and believe that God does not cause anything bad. We have free will, and we live in an imperfect world. Like the saying goes, sometimes “bad things happen to good people.” God allows us to make our own choices in life, and sometimes, depending upon what kind of choice we’ve made, there can be unpleasant consequences. But God does not cause the consequences. And, when things go wrong, He will often step in and do something supernaturally good, to help us. So, if something unpleasant happens, you can be sure it was not God that caused the situation.
Let me reiterate, in the case of my injury, God did not make that injury occur. That was an unfortunate life event that took place. He merely turned that negative situation into a positive one. God took that opportunity to show me His love, compassion, and supernatural powers. Through it, He changed me in ways that built up my character, while drawing me closer to Him. And, the part where I got miraculously healed……THAT was definitely God.
You may be wondering why God didn’t just prevent the accident from occurring altogether. We can’t always understand God’s ways. How can we, in our finite knowledge, know why He chooses to step in and intervene at certain points in our lives and not at others. We can only guess why. I do believe, though, that He is behind the scenes protecting us way more than we’ll ever know. In those instances when bad things actually do happen, I can only surmise that God may not prevent every single bad thing from happening in our lives because it might infringe upon our free will too much. This is just a guess on my part. I’m sure God has other reasons, of which I am unaware.
Also, as I said in my “Getting to the Pointe” post, we get stronger through trials. How would we grow, learn, and become more resilient if everything was always “hunky dory?” We don’t want to be wimps do we?? LOL. This could be another reason why God may not always prevent every single unpleasant circumstance from occurring in our lives. Again, it’s just another guess.
Plus, God knows our future and what our outcome from each situation will be. He may see that we’ll learn something remarkable through a tough situation, and then end up perfectly fine when it’s over anyway. I’m not saying this is His reasoning all the time. In the case of my back injury, however, God knew that He was going to step in and heal me. He knew that I would end up better off than I was before I had gotten the injury. God knew the final outcome, so He let me learn some important life lessons along the way.
Life will throw us curve balls, but God is there to guide us, help us, and teach us through those times. He doesn’t promise that we will never have hard times in life, but He does promise that He will be there with us in the midst of each and every situation. One thing I can tell you, is that God is always in control of every situation (even when it doesn’t seem like it), and He always somehow works things together for good for those who love Him. So you can trust Him and have hope!
Please be sure to check in next week, because my mom is going to share her point of view of this whole saga series. It will be quite interesting and stimulating to hear a completely different perspective on all of this!
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