There were so many passages in this post from RELEVANT Magazine which resonated with me. Though it is about making the most of a breakup, I think the following quote(s) can apply to any situation where things haven’t gone the way we thought they would:
Even at the expense of great pain and heartache, God is far more concerned about our holiness than our happiness.
It hurts when God intervenes and corrects our plans, especially the plans we hold dear to our heart. But it’s supposed to. We need to be reminded that we aren’t in control. Because we inhabit a fallen world, very rarely do our plans line up with God’s plan. This is why plans of a best laid nature often go awry.
A good reminder that I’m not in control, God is. And even though I often make a mess of my life, He’ll turn it around and make it a message of His grace, love and mercy (mess = message = Steven Furtick phrase I suspect).