Continuing to read “When God Interrupts, Barnes states, ” If we are convinced that it is God who has interrupted our lives, then we can keep our sanity. I have found that the human spirit can withstand almost any tragedy, if we can make sense of it or at least believe that God is in control. Not every interruption in life is from God. In Exodus 50:20, ” You meant if for evil, but God meant it for good.” We choose to see life as an unfolding mystery, then we realized that only God writes the final chapter. We can see also that we are not the only one to be interrupted by God. We are not alone.
The church is a community of interupted lives, where we come together to confess our stories and search for God purpose. Our common terrifying realization, that life is not what we had thought, binds us together in a unified confession that God is mysteriously at work. And in that confession, hope is conceived. ”
In Hebrew 2 in the Message I read God who got everything started and keeps everything going, completes the work by making the Salvation Pioneer perfect through suffering as he leads all these people to glory.”
Everyone experiences hard or what Barnes would say, the inturruptions of God. My confident being gone, my sister is experiencing huge grief, marriages failing and our kids struggling are just a few. I choose to look for not the reasons behind things but how God is using these things for good. I have to trust God. That is where my hope lies.