I woke up this morning with a fever. Yeah, not good. My first reaction was to tell God just what I thought about it.
“Why?! Not now! Don’t You know what’s happening this week?!” (Well, duh, of course He knows what’s happening!)
I was texting a friend earlier this morning and he reminded me that God’s timing is perfect, even though it may seem like really bad timing. Now, I don’t know if me getting sick five days before my brother’s wedding has something to do with God’s all perfect plan for my life, but I do know that nothing happens without His say-so. I know that’s not easy to except, because of all the bad things that happen; as I told my friend, “That’s a hard pill to swallow.” You know what he texted back?
“I guess that’s where prayer and help from God helps to get it down.”
Even though I didn’t want to hear it, he was right. (I know you’re reading this, so, thanks for reminding me. 🙂 )
I read this in my Bible today;
Praise ye the name of the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD. ~Psalm 135:1
Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast. Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon his servants. Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings. ~Psalm 135:6-10
God does all these things. We may not understand why, but that’s where we need to come to Him in prayer, lift up our pleas, trust Him to take care of us and praise Him.
Even though getting sick now was bad timing for me, it wasn’t for God. Perhaps I needed a lesson in trust…