I can see clearly now the storms has Gone?
You know I've spent some seasons of restlessness,grumbling and complaining.We think often when things get really hard that God has forgotten us or we have done something wrong obviously lies from the enemy.Actually it's the opposite ,God's ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts higher than ours,it is actually written in Isaiah 55:8.
it is definitely not for us to know everything just be obedient and know that God's plans for us are good and not evil to prosper us and give us an expected end Jerimiah29:11,he really,really has his best plans for us indeed.
After series of tough seasons ,now when I look back,I can see clearly what the Lord was doing.I can see where he was taking me to,I can see clearly now that the storms and trials were only temporary,they were never meant to last for ever,I really can.
You see no one likes pain,or discomfort but the ways of God's kingdom are different to how we view and perceive things here on earth.On earth we need to know first and then do but in God's kingdom we don't need to know we just have to do and trust as written in Matthew 7:9-10
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
In the kingdom of God you have to be first broken down and rebuilt ,we need to be made over.Jesus even said the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force,wow the ways of the kingdom are far different and we have to accomodate and adapt to the kingdom of God to experience it's fullness and that's why we need seasons,storms,trials and testings to conform us to God's ways otherwise we wouldn't cope,in other words we need Gods military training.
Have you noticed how a cat or dog prunes it's self to see if it has flees etc?when you are going through,or more so have passed through a season of testings and trials,check your self to see what the Holy Spirit have removed and replaced because you are a work in progress.
This is one of the verses we need to rely on whilst in a season of waiting on God.If God told you everything,truth be it you wouldn't be able to bear it,somethings are better not knowing but just trusting knowing that Jesus knows very well what he's doing.
Here is an example,if God told you that he was going to send you to Asia to preach but you were going to stay in a rat infested hotel,with bacteria that can give you serious infections growing on the walls and they are serious food poisoning issues would you go?chances are that you would talk your self out of it,so that's why something's are best not knowing before hand.
No one likes storms but they do have their purposes the key is to not focus on the storms but on Jesus,to not focus on the seen but the unseen,because faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen Hebrews 11:1
Shalom and love