He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end- Eccl 3:11
As I was driving back home from work yesterday, I began to thank God for all that He has done. Somehow, I knew He was smiling at me, saying “I told you I would make everything beautiful in my time”.
At the start of this year, things just seemed so down for me. Even before the year began, it was like that. It was like even though I prayed for things to look up, things just got worse. It started out when I lost my car at the beginning of the year, I found out that the year of research that I had done on my thesis had to be scrapped, stalker people were bothering me, my job contract ended, I ran out of money, found out that people that I had loaned my car to racked up almost $1000 in tickets, had to move out of my place, and my emotions were just a mess because of past relationships…There is so much more that I can talk about. So much. And yes these are personal things, but I just wanted to get a message across.
During the commute, I thought about how God had turned things around…It wasn’t suddenly. I remember crying my heart out almost every day, singing Israel Houghton’s “You hold my world in your hands” and ” Oh how He loves us”. But in His time, He had made all things beautiful for me. And I also had to hold on to a word that He gave me and confirmed by a friend that He will restore the years that the locust and cankerworms took away.
So this weekend is my birthday! I am going to be the big 3-0. lol. God made provision for another car. I got a job in my field. He has given me new friends that really truly have my back, He’s given me a beautiful apartment which I will be moving into tomorrow, with an amazing landlady who has already adopted me as a daughter. He has also restored my vision and my passion for Him. And next week, I’m going to give birth to the first “baby” (my project) that He has given me.
More than anything… He has restored and shown me how to keep my joy. The person I was last year, two years, three years ago… I am not that person anymore. And even though I may look the same, I am totally transformed on the inside.
I remember asking God a couple years ago if I would always feel the pain of a broken heart. If things would ever just work out for me. Well…He showed me…
This was my season for these things. I know that more stuff will happen that will be trying. And there are other areas that surely need to be fixed. But I believe that He will always make things beautiful for me in His right time.
So this morning I want to take a few minutes to encourage you that things will look up for you too. I know it may seem as if God is taking forever, but don’t take your focus off of Him. Don’t be mad at Him because He’s not doing what you want, when you want it. Just keep trusting Him. Keep believing that He will make all things beautiful in His time. God does not want to hurt you…He wants to heal, restore, and make all things new for you. Don’t pull away from Him. He will make it right.