No Detail Was Overlooked
Like many, I’ve had my fair share of pain and grief. So much so that at times I felt as if it was my birthright and my fighting would be for naught. In some of my hardest times, I wouldn’t always go to God in prayer like a Christian would be encouraged to do. Sometimes I went to Him with anger and questioned Him as to how this could happen. How could my world be flipped upside down time after time while everyone else existed within a completely different universe? How could I pray night and day to someone who put me in these tough spots?
As a writer and a reader, I’m often reminded that every good story has key elements including conflict and resolution. Imagine watching a show and seeing your favorite character being dragged through the mud in more ways than one. You’d continue watching in hopeful expectance that the circumstances causing their situation would be alleviated. The absence of the aforementioned resolution would probably leave you questioning the ability of the writers and lead you to do away with the show for good.
God is the author of all authors and is fully aware of how to write a story especially those of His children. He won’t bring you into conflict without thoughtfully designing your resolution. Just like in television, the story lines of certain characters last for seasons while others breeze by us. This is called character development and this is apart of your own story. There is nothing God will take you through that He doesn’t firmly believe has the power to transform your life.
In the creation of your story, no detail was overlooked or spared. God was already aware of all the times you would feel unsupported and neglected. He was already aware of your deepest fears and biggest dreams even before you were. At times I feared that God had left me and expected me to figure it out on my own without any additional guidance. I was unaware that God had written in these plot twists and it was up to me to see these times through. I had a choice to stay in my previous season or move forward and allow my character to be developed .
I’m not sure what your story is and which season you’re currently in. I do know that you have a choice to be the protagonist or antagonist while realizing at times you’ll be both. Our stories are complicated, complex, invigorating, and sometimes downright depressing. Just because one chapter or several have been a let down doesn’t mean God is void of the power to rewrite that next chapter... if you let Him.