Sometimes life simply does not make sense. When things don’t happen as one would have hoped and there are no logical reasons to explain it. When you have done every possible thing a faithful person can do, but Jesus doesn’t show up. At least not in the hour you expected Him.
Yet, I’m finding more and more than when life doesn’t make sense, I still can trust that God is up to something. Because time and time again, that’s how He has done it.
Like that night He sent a baby to save the world, and it took thirty-something years before it all came to be. How many faithful, trusting people looked to the skies during those years and asked God what He was doing? I imagine there were many.
But in the end, He kept His promise. And now we celebrate this crazy, unexplainable way He chose to set His people free. And thus, we are reminded that we can always trust Him to keep His promises. Even when nothing makes sense.
This Christmas we are fighting hard to hold onto His promises. And praying for those who I know are feeling the same way. The Lord offers abundance where beds and hearts lay empty. May we find joy and peace as we remember the gifts He has given.
1″Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child;Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed;For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerousThan the sons of the married woman,” says the Lord.2″Enlarge the place of your tent;Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not;Lengthen your cordsAnd strengthen your pegs.3″For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left.And your descendants will possess nationsAnd will resettle the desolate cities.4″Fear not, for you will not be put to shame;And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced;But you will forget the shame of your youth,And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.5″For your husband is your Maker,Whose name is the Lord of hosts;And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel,Who is called the God of all the earth.Isaiah 54:1-5