So remember the other day when I posted about how I prayed about my job, gave it to God, and the great results that happened?? Got a new account, onshore, good dictators, etc., etc., etc.
Well......what happens when you pray for something and surrender it to God and how he chooses to START answering it is totally different than you would want it to be, especially if you see what you think is such a negative effect and certainly nothing you would want to have seen happen. How do you trust then? How do you continue to have faith that God is working in that situation and that his plan is the best one?
I have to be very vague with this out of respect to son and his privacy. But something happened today that was not expected, not welcomed, definitely a step in the wrong direction on what I would have wanted for him. But along with the prayer that I prayed about my job a few days ago, I prayed a similar prayer about son, listing my concerns, listing how I thought God should solve it, and surrending it all to him. So today watching events unfold, the first thing (okay maybe the 7th thing, but definitely in the top 10 things I said) was "thank you Lord, this didn't catch you by surprise and I'll continue to trust in you." And while its a step backward, its not the end of the road and I know my God is still working and still in control and will work it out for his glory and his eternal perspective.
And I told hubby and son "this could actually be a blessing, let's looks back in a couple of years and see how it all plays out."
And I'm just betting it will be a good thing...........