Do You Feel Hopeless?
I was asked a very meaningful question earlier. “Knowing what doctors have told you the future might hold due to your health. Do you feel hopeless moving forward?” Tearfully I said, “Absolutely not! Because my hope doesn’t rest on what doctors say. And I honestly believe I’m dealing with purposeful pain. Meaning I don’t see my situation as an accident. I might not like how I feel, but I just don’t believe in accidents.”
I believe in God’s hands everything serves a purpose. The only way it wouldn’t serve purposeful is if I were to waste the opportunity it brings. I can’t deny it’s humbling me daily. I can’t deny it’s showing me life through a totally different viewpoint. I can’t deny that while it’s keeping me from many things it’s linking me to others who battle pain daily themselves. Not to mention that it’s testing my faith so that it might grow.
You see, my hope rest in knowing that nothing takes God but surprise. His plans aren’t limited by our accidents, but they are determined by His appointments. I know God has a plan for all the madness. That even in suffering greater things are accomplished. So, I’m not looking forward feeling hopeless, but instead asking God to fully accomplish His purpose through my pain.
“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”
1 Peter 4:12-13