There are paths we wish that God had not taken us down. Some of those paths we view as a misfortune or mishap, God making a mistake, even though we know deep down inside that He doesn’t make mistakes. Some things are just very hard to swallow. This week, the world is crying out to God, praying for the families of the victims of the duck boat accident that happened in Missouri. Tia Coleman has experienced terrible tragedy that no one quite has the words for her, but it is evident that The Lord is on her side, providing comfort that only He provides.
Now is the time that we put our faith into action and pray our prayers in faith, asking God to do what none of us can do, which is to be her true Comforter, her true Strength, not just today, but every day moving forward. We also are asking God, Our Lord, to keep her heart and mind.
Some Christians would argue that you don’t question God, but the real truth is that we question God, if not externally, we question Him internally. We ask only in hopes that The Lord will reveal to us His plan, from this point (tragedy) and onward. Listen, God can’t lie (Numbers 23:19a) or go back on His Word (Isaiah 55:11); this means that regardless of the tragedy, God still plans to do us good and not evil (Jeremiah 29:11).
Think about it, in Jeremiah 29:11, the latter half says, “an expected end,” which signifies that God already knew that we would leave this world, in His timing. God has a timestamp on all of our lives and when our name is called, our Spirit answers to God, yes Lord. Exiting this world is Spiritual because our souls leave our earthly bodies; our earthly bodies can’t behold Our Lord, unless in Spirit.
How are you going to get to the other side of this pain? As you choose to trust God, now more than ever, you are putting yourself right in God’s way. You’re in His way because you desperately need His comfort, His peace (Philippians 4:7), His embrace (James 4:8). Lean on Him (Proverbs 3:5) and don’t take your eyes off Him (be steadfast and unmovable (1 Corinthians 15:58).
This is important because the moment you stop paying attention to God, the moment the enemy will creep his way in and try to get you to commit suicide. The enemy wants us to give us and stop believing in God. This is real. Whatever you do, keep looking at God and continue to believe in Him, trusting that His Master Plan is at work, even in this Christ hears our prayers and comes to our rescue with what we need to keep pushing forward and live until we are next in line to behold The Lord, Our Savior. Whomever and wherever you are, don’t take your eyes off of Him!