Never doubt God’s knowledge of the future over your own. He’s got way better things in store for you than you can ever imagine! It’s not always easy and sometimes He’ll take you thru the darkest valley of death but all of it is part of His amazing plan that you can’t always see. All suffering God allows into your life He takes and turns it for our good and for His Glory. It won’t always seem like it is for our good in our selfish, short term minded thinking: however; our selfish thinking doesn’t change the Truth of this. There is nothing that can ever come into your life that God cannot use for your good and for His glory!
What does “for your good” mean? Our ultimate purpose in life is to live a life that Glorifies God. To Glorify God means our lives are like a telescope, we take something that is magnificent and far away and bring it close for others to see.
In this way when God allows suffering into our life, it is for our good in that He gives us an opportunity through our suffering to “Glorify” Him. Since our purpose in life is to Glorify Him then suffering is for our good! The suffering God has chosen me to walk through has in turn brought more blessings and “life” into my life than I could have ever imagined!
Jesus is the ultimate example of this when He was praying before he was to be crucified in the cruelest way. His heart beat was that the Father be Glorified.
Here is a little video we shared at our wedding of our life leading up to engagement and a few glimpses into our engagement. It’s our prayer that through the suffering God has chosen us to walk through that we would never lose sight of His purpose in it all and Glorify Him through it all. It’s not about us – It’s about Him.
It’s our passion that our story will inspire others to embrace God and His purpose in their own life through their suffering.