AN UNANSWERED QUESTION
I have been pondering a question that seems to have no answer:
What do we think and do when things have not gone as we expected or hoped they would?
When I was in my teens and twenties, I could not have predicted that my life would go the way it has:
I certainly had no idea that there would be tragedies and loss.
I thought maybe the course of my life would include marriage and children, but it didn’t.
I have accomplished things I never thought possible.
There have been victories and blessings I didn’t know to ask for.
Jesus’ disciples experienced this in following Him, especially when He was crucified. They were sure that this was wrong…or that they had been wrong to follow Him.
I don’t know that His resurrection was any easier for them to wrap their minds around. They were completely undone and disoriented. Everything they thought would happen didn’t; things they didn’t expect or want did.
The result: They were brought to Pentecost and transformed into world-changing apostles.
So what to do when life doesn’t go the way we expected…or even wanted?
I don’t know, except to trust the One who does.