Today it hit me.... maybe all the prosperity people are right... see I've long had a problem with those who preach the message that "God wants you to prosper!" Because that's not what I read in my Bible... that's not what I've seen working it's way out in my life or the life of my friends... but today I thought maybe those people are RIGHT. Not about the prospering part but at least about the positivity behind it.
Let me back it up a bit in case I lost you.... the very first time I had a mammogram I had to go back for additional tests to rule out something nefarious. I remember the fear in the pit of my belly... I remember trying to convince myself, "God's got this." But I remember STRUGGLING too because see I know that sometimes children get cancer, sometimes daddy's don't come home, sometimes it doesn't all work out like a fairy tale, and those times God is STILL in control.
So now fast forward back to where I was before.... today I was driving down the road and it HIT me... like a Mack Truck crashing into a VW bug... what if they're RIGHT.... What if believing God is gonna heal you, rescue you, provide for you is what it is really about... then it doesn't matter if the rescue EVER COMES.... What matters is you NEVER gave up hope... cuz the ONLY thing we can do in the face of a hurricane ripping through our lives is TRUST in the only One who controls the outcome.
See the outcome isn't ours to do.... what got us here can't be undone.... how we'll deal with a... b... or c... not the question. What's ours... the ONLY thing God calls us to... often the only thing we CAN do.... is BELIEVE.
So maybe these prosperity people who tout this God WANTS you to live in health and wealth mantra... maybe they have actually got it RIGHT. Because they refuse to entertain any other possible outcome but one where God REIGNS in the end.
Just a lil food for thought....
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;