With God, everything truly works together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. This means that in painting God’s canvas for our lives, there’s a role for the good and bad stroke of the brush.
Looking at this Israelite story where God said He won’t immediately drive out all their enemies from the land lest the land become desolate and full of animals.
– God was thinking way beyond what their finite minds could comprehend. They probably asked: “why are we still needing to struggle in our promised land?”
– Rather, time needed to pass so that as the Israelites’ population expanded, gradually the enemies got driven out and they took possession. Basically, the land would have been tilled already and the Israelites would just swoop in to enjoy the harvest as the enemies got kicked out. 😁
With human mind, we often expect that once God is involved that all our problems disappear. But God’s ways are one of sowing and reaping, toiling and resting, yielding and pruning, summer and winter, day and night etc. Everything in its season; all He does or allows is perfect and for our good.
For example one may ask that why are there poor people in the house of God? God Himself said that the poor will always be with us (Deut 15:7-8, 9-11) 🤷🏾♂️ so that we His children will always have room to show kindness to others and become co-workers with Christ in bringing light to a dark world. It’s to help His children know that we’re merely stewards of any wealth or possession in our hands, as it’s God that grants us the power to get wealth.
We just need to stay our trust in Him through life’s highs and lows, seeking FIRST His righteousness as every other thing will surely be added unto us. No matter how bad the situation may look, God has a million ways of turning it around in our favor as long as we’re focusing on Him. 🙏🏾