As I was asking the Lord what He wanted me to write in this blog, it suddenly became very clear as the Spirit brought John 11:4 to my attention. “But when Jesus heard it He said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it”” (John 11:4). What had Jesus just heard? Mary and Martha came to Jesus and said, “Lord, he whom you love is ill” (11:3). Could Jesus possibly allow Lazarus to die?
There is not one of us who have not faced disappointment. Since 2013, the Lord has allowed me to go through seven surgeries and much therapy with the hope that sometime I can travel again. Recovery for each of these has been long and challenging. So far, there is no evidence travel is His plan. I am absolutely at peace if traveling and training overseas is not God’s will for me.
WHY? This verse in John 11 has often comforted my heart. But, it is more than comfort. If I know that what God allows and my acceptance of His will for me brings Him more glory than traveling, then I choose to accept my circumstances and God’s will in them.
God knows what He is doing in my life, even if it is not my preference. He does not always tell me the reason why things happen the way they do. Details and questions may never make sense to you or me, but knowing that through them, God will receive more glory, THAT IS ENOUGH FOR ME! Are you content in just knowing God will be glorified through difficult trials and pressures?
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