Have you ever been at a place in your life where you think you have everything figured out and then God just turns your life completely upside down? How do we trust God through that when we thought He was going left and all of a sudden he turns right. How do we abandon everything we have grown comfortable with and trust that the right turn that God just took was the right way to go instead of staying left like you wanted to? My husband and I just went through this exact situation and believe me it was not an easy time for us but we are on the other side now and we both would shout from the hilltops that going right with God was the best decision we ever made and we are so glad that we didn’t keep going left, alone, like we wanted to at first.
My Husband and I got married in 2014 and we started raising our support to become Missionaries in Brazil with Word of Life Fellowship. We raised our support in 6 months! We were on the field by March of 2016. We couldn’t of been more excited to serve God there and to be used by Him to reach the Brazilian people. A few months after we got there though things started to change. I started getting really sick with headaches, we thought at first that I just had a sinus infection but they didn’t get any better. As time went a long they actually got worse and I would have to spend 4-5 days in bed with headaches and I couldn’t do anything. As time went on we realized that we weren’t going to be able to stay in Brazil because I couldn’t handle living with the headaches all the time. How do you trust a God that helped you raise your support so fast, took you to Brazil to just get you sick and bring you back to the States? That’s the wonderful thing about God, you don’t always have to understand what He is doing, you just have to put your complete trust in Him and know that His ways are higher than your ways. (Isaiah 55:9) My husband and I spent a lot of time praying, questioning God why He brought us there to just bring us back. He had a plan though and we now will be serving God with Word of Life here in the States, and the region we will be in has the most Brazilians in the States so we will get to use everything that we learned in Brazil.
The last couple of months we were in Brazil everything was falling apart for us. I was so sick I was in bed literally everyday, we knew we had to leave Brazil but had no idea where we were going or what we were going to do. We were going left down the road enjoying ourselves and all of a sudden God went right on us and we were thrown for a loop. I love in John 13:7 where Jesus says ” You do not realize what I am doing but later you will understand” It might not be today, it might not be this side of heaven, but one day, you will understand what God is doing and you will be so glad you followed His lead.
I know trusting God is so hard when everything is falling apart around you, but remember, He has the best plan for your life and He will comfort you through this big change. He wants to hold you, He wants you to completely rely on Him through this time!
Psalm 94:19 NLT When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
Psalm 147:3, NIV He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
John 14:18 KJV I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Jeremiah 31:13b, ESV I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.
So be encouraged and remember God is doing amazing things! Trust Him when He goes right when you are going left and have the courage to go with Him because you will go on a ride you will never forget and you will be so glad you did!
Have a great day guys!
Talk to you soon!