His Encouragement – Remember God knows Best

Hello my friends! Just a warning – today I’m sharing a verse I’ve probably already shared more than once, but it’s the verse that’s on my heart this week, so I feel the need to share.

Have you ever had something come up in your life that seemed like it was going to all work out and then BAM! Nothing goes the way you think. Yeah, that’s me this week. Long story short – my sister is getting married. Tomorrow. Yep, you heard that right, tomorrow. And I only found out about it last week. Long story, I won’t bore you with the details. So the problem is, I live in NY and she lives in SC. Airfare is not cheap – we’re talking over $500 per plane ticket. But we got around that. In fact, I had already scheduled the day off from work a month ago, so I could spend with my daughter, so I felt like things were on the right track. WRONG. After we overcame the plan ticket issue, we just had problem after problem. It was so evident that God did not want us to go on this trip.

But I wanted to go.

And isn’t that what we always think about, what we want? I mean, this is my little sister. My only sister, getting married, hopefully for the only time in her life. Why can’t I be there to support her? These thoughts have been running in my head all week long. I’ve cried, I’ve been angry, I’ve cried some more. And everyone I know is like, “well it’s just not meant to be that you’re there.” Um…not what I want to hear. (don’t judge- I’m just being real)

Here we are at Thursday, and the closer we get, the more I steam over it. I’m sure God is pretty mad at me right now. In fact, He’s whispered this to me a few times…….

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

Dang it. Don’t you just hate being wrong? Deep down, I absolutely know there is some reason that God doesn’t want me and my daughter to go to this wedding. And it could be one of a million reasons. Maybe there’s a defect on the plane, maybe they won’t get married after all, or maybe there’s bad weather coming (FYI – we now have a major snowstorm hitting us tomorrow, starting in the morning, when we would have been flying out).

So what does one do when they are like this? Trust in the Lord. That’s all I can do. I don’t know why He’s keeping me at home, but I do know that there is a good reason behind it. I need to put my 2 year old fit aside, and look at this like a mature Christian. Pray for me – I slip up every now and then. Well, let’s face it, all the time lol. But you know what? Each time I do, I grow a little stronger in my faith. And while this is still fresh for me, I know in time I will be able to look back and see how the Lord orchestrated it all for my benefit, and it will make me love and trust Him even more.

What’s been on your heart this week friends? I hope you’ll share in the comments, and please don’t forget to visit my friends and see what they’re sharing this week!

Trisha @ Joy of Reading

Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl

Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home

Becca @ The Becca Files

Gina @ Stories by Gina

Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes

3 thoughts on “His Encouragement – Remember God knows Best

  1. I am crying tears for you. I know how you feel. In reading this one verse that pops to mind is Joshua 1:5 “I will never leave you or forsake you.” You are right though, in times like this, we need to lean into his comforting and merciful hands heavily. I will be praying for you to do just this. Sending hugs your way.

  2. I needed this post for sure today. I’ve been struggling with something for three days, but your post reminded me I need to trust God!!! ❤❤❤

    I am sorry you’re not making it to your sister’s wedding. That’s a little disappointing.

  3. Wow sounds like you’ve had a crazy week! Sorry to hear about you not being able to attend your sister’s wedding. I hope this passage can encourage you in what is obviously a difficult time!

    I’ve been struggling with my work/life balance right now since I’m back to working overnights again but struggling more than I thought it would. So hearing this verse as a reminder helps me as I’m seeking for what to do and hoping to rejoin the “day-dwellers” in the hopefully not-too-distant future.

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