Hindsight

I once wrote about “The Beauty of Hindsight” in my old blog (and now, I shared it here), I have recalled a lot of things that happened in my past that have led me here to where I am now. Sure, there were things that I once regretted that I didn’t do, or perhaps I shouldn’t have done, but it was still a relief that things turned out as they were now. And I think all is well. 🙂

Now, before the Holy Week observance around three months ago, we lined up in our worship “Hindsight” by Hillsong Young & Free, and despite the upbeat and dancey rhythms of the song, reflecting upon it made me teary.

“I don’t need to know what the future says
‘Cause if the past could talk it would tell me this…
My God isn’t finished yet
If He did it before He can do it again”

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We are all so weary about what our future says, that we sometimes fail to see how God has had a hand in our past to get us to the future of that past, which is our present. And as we live each day, we still see Him unfolding everything right before our eyes, and we just needed to see them with a fresh perspective.

We have seen God take us out of failures. Like, in my life, I’ve seen Him work through my studies, and how I just survived my high school and college days. Even if I didn’t thrive (based on human standards, I guess), graduating from the schools I’ve been to carried with it bragging rights (again, based on human standards). I’ve seen Him work through my employment and unemployment, my full-time and part-time positions.

And most likely, if not similar, He has had His hand on your past and your life journey too! So if He did it before, He can definitely do it again.

“Yeah, my hindsight says
I can trust Him with what’s next
For the God I know
Is known for faithfulness”

That “one who got away” was necessary for you to find that “one who will always stay.” That missed opportunity was important for you to realize why there’s “the rest is history.” God isn’t finished yet, because He always fills the in between. He is very much faithful in putting all the pieces together so that, when we look back, it will all definitely make sense.

If the past did not happen, we won’t see our present and our future a different way. If we didn’t have our failures, we wouldn’t know what success would be like. If we didn’t have our aches and pains, we won’t know healing. If we didn’t go through failed relationships and unrequited love, we won’t know how to truly love and be loved in return.

So, trust Him with what comes next. Trust Him that what happens next would be for your good, for something better, for what is best for you. It is sometimes difficult to trust when there is an unknown inevitable, but if you put that trust in God’s hands, they will all be good.

Definitely, your Hindsight will make them all make sense. 🙂 If you are going through something right now, things will all make so much sense. You just wait. Just trust, and hang in there. 🙂

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