Sometimes things happen in life that make us ask GOD .. WHY?? Why are you letting this happen to me? Aren't I faithful? Don't you LOVE me? I thought you could do anything? Then why are you doing this?
This is where I believe, no matter how hard it is and how much it hurts, this is where our FAITH kicks in and we have to TRUST somehow that GOD has good in this mess somewhere. HE PROMISES US THAT in THE WORD right?
Our PLAN may not be the same as HIS, and we may never be able to COMPREHEND why or how, but we have to have FAITH that HE IS WORKING ALL FOR OUR GOOD.
HE LOVES US THAT MUCH.
IF HE IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE HIS SON FOR US, HE CAN SACRIFICE ANYTHING FOR US.
Jerry Johnson is a brave young high schooler from Cleveland, Tennessee. He is on the Wrestling Team for Bradley High School. He suffered an injury and called me yesterday asking for PRAYERS because he was devastated that he may not be able to wrestle his Senior Year. Wrestling is what brought him closer to GOD and he is confused, hurt, scared.
Jerry wasn't close to GOD in Middle School because he was bullied for being 350 pounds. He was unhealthy and unhappy. Until his coach taught him about GOD and the BIBLE, and brought him into the world of wrestling. For the first time, Jerry feels important, he feels like he is LOVED BY GOD, he is HEALTHY, he has a sense of family with his coach and wrestling, and it's all because his coach believed in him and taught him about GOD.
Wrestling keeps Jerry close to GOD and confident. You can understand now why Jerry is confused about his injury. Please keep Jerry in your prayers.
I shared with Jerry this story that Mike Donehey told about the song "WORN" in his video journal. I hope when you watch the video below, you are inspired that no matter what happens and no matter how HOPELESS things may seem, GOD has a BEAUTIFUL PLAN for YOU, even if it is not what you planned….
Have you experienced this in your life? How does this song "WORN" relate to you? How has GOD changed your life in ways that you didn't expect?