I remember a quote from Erma Bombeck. You’ll remember her from the seventies. She said, “If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I aways in the pits?” A lot of us can relate. That’s what made Mrs. Bombeck so popular. She was famous for her witty way of stating the obvious.
God is famous for stating the not-so-obvious. It is He, Jehovah God, our father, who through the Holy Spirit, inspired Paul to write, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.
Unfortunately, that verse does not not mean that everything that happens to us is good. Quite the contrary. It doesn’t even mean that all things work together for good for everyone. It means He uses whatever the circumstances are to work for those who love Him, the ones He called for His purpose.
So, we have to trust Him even when we don’t feel like it, even when we cannot see any way that He can make things good. Trust, it all comes down to trusting Him and being patient for His perfect will and His perfect timing.
So, next time I’m pitting cherries again, I’ll remember that He is Good all the time, not just when we’re eating the cherry jam.
Trust and Obey for there’s no other way…to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.