“You would never know!”
Have you ever heard someone tell you something that they have gone through and when you see them, you would never have known? I was just making this statement about my 16 year old son who had an issue with his heart and in November 2017 he had surgery. It was a 6 hour procedure, but God corrected the problem and brought him through. When you see him, you would never know. Like my son, there are so many people who can testify about how God has brought them through something major and you would never know by looking at them. Why is that? As we prepare to close out 2018, let’s reflect on the goodness of God and his many attributes.
The reason people can go through major situations and don’t look like it is because our God is a keeper, healer, sustainer, protector, provider and so much more. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. God preserves us in the midst of our trials, tribulations and situations that could totally take us out. It’s almost like He puts you in a jar with all of the necessary ingredients to preserve you.
I am reminded of the three men in the Bible (Daniel 3); Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego who were placed in a fiery furnace for refusing to serve and worship false gods. These men were placed in a furnace that was extremely hot. The furnace should have killed them but because God was with them every step of the way, they were not harmed. “. . . and they saw these men whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected and the smell of fire was not on them.” (Daniel 3:21)
Some times we face issues with our health, family, marriage, relationships, finances or on our job that could have destroyed us but God. You may be going through something right now but be encouraged! God is with you and He will keep you. You too, will be able to tell of his goodness, and people will say, “You don’t look like what you have been through, I would have never known.” Be intentional about telling of God’s goodness! Somebody will be blessed, encouraged or strengthened by your story.
Until next time . . .