The online dictionary defines the word plight as “a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.” Many people may think that describes 2020.
I disagree. For me, I choose to define plight as:
Purpose Lies In God’s Holy Timing.
Call me unrealistic, but I prefer to think that God purposes our plights. Paul did as well. He told the Roman Christians,
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28).
If anyone experienced plight over and over it was Paul. Prison, beatings, hunger, poverty, loss of pride, being misunderstood by his peers, rejected by his mentors, stoning’s, shipwrecks, and being temporarily blinded. Finally executed by the government he had once been so proud to be a part of.
Finding purpose in my plight gives me encouragement. It turns me from inwardly negative thoughts to outwardly positive ones. Instead of seeing things as senseless, it helps me make sense of them. Pollyanna-like optimism? Perhaps. But over and over it is what I choose because to do otherwise would be to sink into the pit of despair. Only when I hold it inside does it control me. When I give it to God to use, it frees me.
I believe God knows all, sees all, and loves us all. Whatever I go through, I am confident it will either
- strengthen me
- help me rely more on God
- teach me how to handle
- correct a flaw in my character
- bring me a reason to look for my blessings, which I may have been ignoring
- give others hope
Is there a purpose in my plight? If there isn’t, then my faith is shallow, my God is harsh, and my life is meaningless. NO. I refuse to accept that.
Above all else, I know that God is there and He cares. The proof is in the ways He has purposed my plight in the past…and in yours.
By Julie Cosgrove
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