Just What Is Needed

Sometimes life is hard. In fact, I have to admit that sometimes I am not a big fan of being an adult. This is a scene from the TV show Will & Grace, and as I read it, I admit I am reading it in Jack’s voice because I know it well.

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Things happen to us in life that are both in and out of our control. Some of those things are easy and good, some are hard and good, some are easy and terrible and some are hard and terrible. It is all the product of the fact that we live in a fallen world, a world where sin and evil abounds.

Good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people.

And we can’t explain any of it in a way that makes sense to our rational minds.

But it is what happens in the midst of life that keeps us pressing forward: unexpected words of encouragement in a time of deep discouragement; a surprise check in the mail that you weren’t counting on; spending time praying a particular scripture one night and the next day getting a text from a friend who was praying that same scripture over you; finding out that at a particular moment in time that you were dealing with something hard, a friend was woken with you on their heart to pray; having someone verbalize exactly what you were feeling in your heart before you even had a chance.

These moments that seem like coincidences are what I call God-incidences. Because God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. And sometimes that comes in a form that doesn’t look exactly the way we think it should. It may hurt. It may suck. It may be completely unexpected. But He knows what is best and He knows just what we need to move through each phase of our lives.

Even when “it’s very hard.”

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  1. Lisa f’s avatar

    Loving the insights!

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    1. John Palmer’s avatar

      Hopefully, there is a lesson there. Sometimes it is very difficult to see it through the pain. None of us are immure to bad things happening, and, more often than not, they seem to come in clusters. I keep telling myself, “One door closes and another one opens.” However, who wants to walk into a darkened, unfamiliar room without turning on the Light first.

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