What is God’s plan in all this?

A few weeks ago my brother-in-law shared with me an article written by Dave Furman, pastor of Redeemer Church of Dubai. In his post titled The Struggles and Hopes of a Disabled Dad, Dave writes “Ten years ago I never would have dreamed that I would have a physical disability. But God knew the beautiful design he had for me and for the spread of his gospel would involve taking away the strength of my hands.”

God's plan

You know, a little over twelve months ago, I would have thought pretty much the same. But God has a plan, His plan, not mine. While I don’t know exactly what that is, I know that it is going to continue to change my life, forever. Being able to share with people about what I am going through and how I am dealing with my chronic pain each day is a blessing.

Just yesterday we had a family Christmas party with my mum’s side of the family and it was very encouraging to be able to chat with them about what I am going through. But more so that, even though I am in constant pain, that I could say positively that God isn’t going to heal me, but is going to use this to help others.

I have always wanted to write, but have never been able to put pen to paper. Now, it seems that I just can’t stop writing and it’s very encouraging to me that people all over the world are reading my posts.

I would like to encourage you, that if you have a desire to write about something that may help others, then give it a go.


No Responses to “What is God’s plan in all this?”

  • Traci

    Sometimes we are helpless to change our circumstances, but we are in full control of our response to our situation. Bravo for taking such a healthy and faith-centered view of yours.

  • sandyfaithking

    I don’t believe God creates the dark places of our lives. I do believe that the dark places exist because we live in an imperfect world and that God can and does use the dark places to teach us more about living like Christ. Sometimes it is only in the darkness that we see how bright the light shines.

    • Brad

      I agree with you. God allows us to go through pain and suffering, even though there will be some who say “But is God is a loving God, how can he allow so much suffering and pain? Even for those who are Christians.” My answer to this would be that if He didn’t allow us to go through these things, how can we ‘connect’ with non believers.

      If God didn’t allow me to go through this, then I wouldn’t be writing about what I am going through and people who I have never met wouldn’t be reading this. As I have written in previous posts, as long as one person can benefit from what I write about, then I believe that I am doing God’s work.

      • sandyfaithking

        Have people really said that they think Christians shouldn’t suffer because they are Christians? Which gospel are they reading lol? In mine Jesus says, “pick up your cross and follow me”. I might use that as the beginning of my own blog post. Thanks, Brad – God bless you 🙂

  • Brad

    Yep, really! Have had a number of “Christians” say that to me many times. They might have selective reading when it come to reading the Gospel. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on my posts. Thanks very much Sandy. May God bless you too.

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