At times we look at other people’s lives and, from the outside, it appears that they have it all. So many things seem to be going right for them.
… There have been times when I’ve walked down the high street, seen pregnant women or mum’s with babies, and felt sad and upset. There was a sinking feeling in my stomach as I considered that this experience, this blessing of carrying a baby in my womb, may never be a part of my life. I felt a sense of grief; a sense of loss.
….. It is not easy to see others being blessed over and over again when our situation remains the same – and to still remain gracious. We don’t always handle this too well.
…..Sometimes when the thing we want isn’t happening we get upset with others, or even ourselves, when maybe we are afraid to admit we are angry with God. But how can we tell anyone that – much less say it to God Himself? And yet, we need to be honest with ourselves and God.
….The truth is, God does not do things in the way we expect or think. He allows us to go through diﬃculties, but He is always there to hear us when we call to Him for help, and He will support us through the challenges we face.
He reassures us that life will be better if we have Hope,
“You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope.” (Job 11:16-18).
From the book In the Waiting room – finding hope and inspiration when facing disappointment, by Paula J Campbell.
Copyright ©Paula J Campbell 2016