God had established my ending well before my beginning. God knew everything that would occur in my life and when well before the foundation of the earth. There are times when we want something to happen right away, and times when we want something NOT to happen at all. The truth, as the writer pens in Ecclesiastes, is that there are times and seasons for everything.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NASB)
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also
set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which
God has done from the beginning even to the end.
God makes things
appropriate for the times He chooses. We, as human beings, don’t want to
suffer. We don’t want to face loss. We want ourselves and our families to be
happy and healthy. We don’t always understand why God does the things He does,
but we must trust in the truth that He established the ending of things before
they ever began. He knew before the foundation of the earth where you would be
this very second, and what would be going on in your life. Everything is not
comfortable, but it is appropriate according to God’s plan.
We, who are His, can be
confident that God knows the plans He has for us, and they are for our good
(Jer. 29:11). Even those unfortunate circumstances will work in the grand
scheme of God’s plan for our good (Rom. 8:28). Nothing that has happened to
you, or will happen to you is a shock to God. He doesn’t have to scramble to
come up with a back-up plan for anything EVER.
This is of great comfort to me, as a believer in the one true God – the creator
of heaven and earth. He made it all, and He controls it all.