If you take a long and hard look around you and think about all the happenings going on in our world, it is easy to lose yourself in the pain and endless heartache. It doesn’t take much for one to realize that the world we’re living in is a frightening place. Where our every move is unpredictable and we do not know what tomorrow will bring.
Some see this universe as a bloody, merciless, and frightening world. The very ground seems to be cursed and there are very few people who are genuinely kind and gracious. Many will see the trouble which befalls the people residing on this planet earth, and shall never see anything but pain, suffering, and confusion.
Perhaps those can not be blamed. For is it not difficult to find the good when we seem to be immersed in a sea of death, murder, and evil? It is easier to fall into the abyss of melancholy at the current state of the world we live in.
Lots of individuals see the bad things that happen and name this universe a cursed place. Indeed, for some time I have been there too. I have despised this world and everything in it. For I couldn’t seem to find a sliver of goodness.
As time went on there seemed to be an alternate reality of which I was made aware. I noticed all the small things which made a difference, the tiny miracles, the blessings that God seemed to hide between the pain.
I hadn’t metamorphosed into an angel overnight. I didn’t turn into a great person and saint. However, that which had been hidden from my eyes seemed to be as clear as daylight. There is a plan for every one of us. Our human, finite brains cannot comprehend the ways of God. What we often attribute to be the greatest curse and tribulation is often our greatest blessing.
If you look around you shall see this too. How often do you think that one particular situation will be the end of you, the end of a relationship, the end of an opportunity? And how many times are you proven that exactly that which appeared to be the greatest downfall was your key to salvation?
There are times when we hear of people who have missed their flights and thought that it was a tragedy. Only later did they hear that the flight which they were to fly on has crashed into the ocean. What first appeared to be the greatest misfortune was their greatest blessing.
That’s a dramatic incident that doesn’t happen often. However, there are many times when we can experience this phenomenon in our lives- admittedly on a much smaller scale.
Whenever I am struck with something that pains me, that seems to be there to mock me, to break me, to destroy my hopes and dreams- I take a deep breath and close my eyes. I try to see this as an opportunity. An opportunity to open my eyes to something much greater and deeper than I.
God is big, his wisdom and kindness are infinite. Granted, people suffer and there is lots of evil. However, we do not know God’s ways and our comprehension is limited. We just need to believe that even if something appears to be happening that will be the end of us in any way, he has a plan. You may not know it at the time and the questions may burn beneath your skin, yet one day you will see that he’s had your back all along. That he’s been with you from the start and will make it work out for the best.
Close your eyes, feel the breeze, and believe. That which seems to be your greatest loss may be your most prized reward.
Just wait and awesome things are yet to come.