Mad But Confident
This statement came up in a conversation with one of my girls. We were talking about expectations, especially unfulfilled ones. She needed God to come through really quickly and help her offload some property and it had taken way longer than expected.
I encouraged her to keep trusting that it will sell at the right time and at the right price. We continued our conversation recounting how God has kept and cared for our families during the year though we did not receive all we expected. She then started smiling and admitted that looking at all that happened in her life this year, all the ups and downs she can confidently say God is good. That God always found a way to come through for her; so that though she gets mad at God sometimes, she is confident that He has her back.
I bet you have felt this way at one time or another. You lost a job, you lost a loved one, a sickness that will not quit, a child who just will not listen, a marriage that is unraveling, a marriage that did not happen, hope that has been dashed, etc. But you are still standing and you know deep down that God will still work it out for you. You are confident He will fix your broken heart, open new doors, bring better experiences, turn things around, etc.
Some days you will start like this, "How long, O Lord ? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?" Psalms 13:1. I need you to have confidence that it will not always be like this. By the end of the chapter David's tone changed. It ended like this, "But I have trusted and relied on and been confident in Your lovingkindness and faithfulness; My heart shall rejoice and delight in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord , Because He has dealt bountifully with me." Psalms 13:5-6.
Really, the end matters more than the beginning! Remain confident!
Love, Lady Monica ❤