Let me say that again: Everything has a purpose.
I know a lot of people are perhaps angered by the acts of a certain public official in the Philippines, in line with the coronavirus quarantine. We have seen the double standards imposed by law enforcement, especially in terms of public stature (or lack of it). And then other prominent figures are coming out about their Covid-19 test results being positive…
Okay, so I’m not supposed to dwell on that, but rather on the message that God has been grilling us before all of these started: He has a purpose in everything.
Remember Jeremiah 29:11?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I want to dwell on that first part: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.
He has a plan, and He knows His plan, and if He’s carrying out something in relation to that plan, He definitely knows what He’s doing right? So who are we to question Him?
But Lord, you might ask, I want to question you about the people being infected by the virus. I wanna question you about those affected, about those who succumbed to it. Why Lord? Why now? Why them? Why with the coronavirus?
No matter how many questions we ask, no matter how angry we are when we ask Him, no matter how pained we are as we ask Him this. The thing is, and the question we should ask ourselves is, how much are we trusting Him that He has a purpose for everything? How much are we hoping and holding on to Him that when everything, when all of this is over, Easter, the Resurrection, the Cross of Christ, will have such a more modern and a more beautiful meaning around it?
You may not know what the actual purpose is, because I know only God knows. But how much do we believe that when God is doing something, or is allowing something to happen, it’ll all work for the good for those who love him [Romans 8:28].
Guys, God is in charge. He has a purpose. We don’t understand it. We don’t know it. Sometimes, we are angered because we don’t know and understand what it is. But know that His purpose is to prosper us, to give us hope, to not harm us, and to give us a better future.
Believe it, guys. You can never fathom God’s love anyway. Just know that everything is for our good.
– God-guided Gal