In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me. —Psalm 139:16
No one likes a dull story. We want it to have intrigue, action, conflict, and twists and turns.
But when it comes to our lives, we think differently. We want our story and the stories of those we love to have predictable endings where everything gets tied up neatly, the good people live happily ever after, and the bad people go away. So when the unexpected, unwanted twist or turn happens, we may feel disappointed, betrayed, or even devastated.
But God rarely writes neat, tidy, sanitized stories. In fact, many of the accounts we find in Scripture are pretty messy.
This is no less true in our lives. Situations that seem confusing and chaotic to us are actually plot threads He is weaving together to create a story—a beautiful, compelling work of art. Incidents and events that make no sense at all now will one day make perfect sense—if not in this life, then in heaven—as we see the masterpiece He had in mind all along.
Make it Personal
How can you start to view the events in your life as part of the backdrop of God’s ultimate story?