By Elle, Walk The Same
Read: Isaiah 55:8-9
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
After my grandparents left to be with Jesus, I felt much hurt and pain. Having been a part of my life for a very long time—they were the ones who looked after me for as long as I can remember—they were more than just grandparents to me. Losing them tore my world apart. At the time, I felt that I could never recover from this blow. But looking back, I feel that I’ve come a long way. All credit goes to the one who saved my soul.
Soon after the deaths of my grandparents, I wished for love. The moment they left, I felt a hollow space in me which longed to be loved. I wanted it to happen quickly because the longer I waited, the more torn I felt. That wish, however, did not come through. My healing process took a few years and through that period, Jesus was all that I had. Today, I can look back and praise God for His goodness—not only because my grandparents are in a better place, but also because He has healed me and made me a stronger person than I ever was.
I wonder how differently things would have worked out had I tried to find ways to heal my sadness on my own. If there is one thing I’ve learned from this, it’s that God’s ways aren’t our ways and God’s time is not our time. God has a plan and a time, and when that time is right, all things will come into place just as He intends it.
God is faithful, but are we faith-filled enough to believe that He will come through for us?