Crap Trap


Isaiah 43:1-3 Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you; when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, you Savior. Did you catch what I did this morning? It says “when” not “if.” I have been stuck in the “why is this happening? Am I doing something wrong?”-trap for longer than I care to admit to anyone other than my mommy. The fact is, it’s all part of God’s amazing plan. Each and every single problem we have, whether it’s because a broken washer or a lost earring or something way bigger, there’s a reason for it.
I have also spent a lot of time in the, “Ok, God, what’s the reason for this?”-trap. It is very time-consuming and stressful to try to be God and to think like Him. His thoughts are above ours, meaning we simply need to be simple. Child-like, even. Let’s try it. “Why, oh why, am I going through all this crap? I know I’m meant for more. Why would I possibly be hurting like this?” Now, your line is: “I don’t know. God does though.” (This may take some practice. I’m scheduling another appointment with myself as I type.) I don’t know. I don’t have to know. It is not who I am to have to know. We can rest easy knowing that God knows. He doesn’t have to tell us. Nope. I just said it: He doesn’t have to tell us.
So all the crap that you go through, the big stuff, the little stuff, the oh-my-goodness-WHY??-stuff, is all for a reason. Nothing is wasted. God uses it. Do we have to know why? (this is a practice run.) NO! Free your mind for other fun things and breathe through it. God’s doing the unbelievable through us if we just let Him.


About chronicchristian

I am a mother of 2 children who I realized not long ago I can't call "toddlers" anymore, married to the best man in the world for 12 years and chasing after what God wants for my life. I currently deal with some symptoms and have for the past 9 years, that resemble an autoimmune illness. Currently my own body is attacking my thyroid (seems it could find something better to do) and the doctors I've seen are at a loss as to what the plan might be. I believe God has the very best plan and that He is doing something awesome and she who guards her lips guards her life. This blog is good therapy. Maybe not for you, but definitely for me. God is good and I intend to prove it.

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