Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion
"The sky is blue. The grass is green. The sun is warm on our skin. We smile, because this is how we save the world. We will not let Earth become a tomb, a mass grave spinning through space. We will exhume ourselves. We will fight the curse and break it. We will cry and bleed and lust and love, and we will cure death. We will be the cure. Because we want it."
I honestly don’t understand about half the things that happen to me at the time. I don’t understand why I feel like some things are a part of God’s plan only to find out that they weren’t. I don’t understand why things fall into place and you think, “Wow, this is great. God planned this.” Only to have those very things fall apart a few weeks ago.
But I know what my weakness is when it comes to my faith. I know I am impatient. I know I want things when I want them and not when God does. And I think, he is always teaching me to be patient. And he is always saying, “You don’t understand why this happened right now but you will someday.” And there are things that have taken my YEARS to realize why they happened. There are things that I still don’t understand and I don’t know if I ever will.
None of that changes the fact that God is still God and he is still good. I wouldn’t change a second of my life. All the hurt, pain, confusion, it has made me so strong. It has made me who I am today. A few years ago, when I went through the absoulute worst time of my young life, I didn’t understand. And I didn’t want to believe that what I had thought was God’s plan actually wasn’t. And so I didn’t listen. I didn’t listen and I took matters into my own hands. And it ended up twenty times worse…. but I learned from it. I learned to rely on God with every fiber in me. I learned patience and the power of prayer and the power of forgiveness. I learned what it means to not rely on another person but to rely SOLEY on God.
So, right now… when things don’t make sense. When I sit here wondering why I didn’t get a certain job that I thought was God’s plan, I am reminded that God is still so so so good and I will see his plan unfold in his perfect and wonderful timing.
That is all. Have a blessed day!
Insurgent, Veronica Roth
“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”