Lately I've begun to wonder if God has my interests at heart. As a wife and mother, all my carefully laid plans have changed.
Put on hold.
All of my plans have been interrupted in one way or another. Each seems connected to the other. Our finances have taken a hit, the extra work I was doing for income will not be an option this fall. Our dreams we had for our daughter have been interrupted by a recent diagnosis of Aspergers and the therapy for her is intensely expensive, yet needed. It’s brought an uncertain future, intense therapy, a new reality. My position in ministry has made me wonder if it’s where God wants me because others are questioning my ability due to inexperience. Then there’s my writing, my dream of being an author, it’s taken a slower track because of one glitch or another. If He truly is in all of this like His word says, then what on earth is He up to?
God’s message in Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways, declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways.”
Are you a mom like me whose life has been interrupted in some way? It’s made you feel as if you’ve been sucker-punched. Maybe it’s because of a recent diagnosis, you didn’t get the promotion you were expecting, your finances have plummeted to rock bottom, your husband or friend hasn’t been totally honest with you, or maybe that pregnancy test is negative—again. These interruptions happen to everyone, they come in large sizes and small. Irritating and inconvenient.
Maybe all these interruptions aren’t just interruptions, maybe He is telling us something. Maybe He is trying to teach us an important life lesson that we will need as the foundation for what He has in store for us later. Maybe He wants us to get closer to His heart before we move ahead with our futures. Either way, no matter the situation, we need to turn around and run to Him. Look to Him despite the situation. Ask Him for the direction He wants you to go. These interruptions are your chance to see Him take center stage and watch Him work out these details. The life lessons we learn are so much greater than the plans we had in store in the first place.
Are you willing to run to God during your problem, or are you running from Him. Let’s approach Him with an open heart and express our worries. Then let’s sit back and wait with full expectation to watch Him work in our lives. We have to be willing and expectant.
What interruptions have caused you to question God? Are you willing to run to Him or from Him. Leave a comment and start the conversation, so many moms are looking for others to be transparent with their struggles.