Sometimes we think we have our life all mapped out and that we have a pretty good handle on things. We may even feel that we are in control of our life. However, if the truth were known, we would realize that we are never in control, even when it most seems like it.
Evidence of that would be the fact that events do come into our life that we least expect, let alone welcome. Losing a loved one certainly falls in that category. Yet even as unwelcome as that loss may be, we can take comfort in the fact that something important is happening in our lives, that there is something we can learn from this, something that will make a difference in how we live the rest of our life. What that is may not become evident right away, but with time it will surface and we will begin to understand the deeper truths that are being presented to us.
So when life takes a sudden turn for you, try to trust in the promise that all things come bearing a gift. The more difficult the challenge, the greater the gift.
Yes, sometimes things happen that we may never understand. That is why it is all the more important to trust the One Who is in control. If you can do that, you will know that you are safe, and that you are never alone.
Updated: January 31, 2014