Yesterday, I learned from a wise friend that you never know what God is protecting you from. After an accident that will keep her healing indoors for nearly a year, she tells me that it might just be God’s way of keeping her in place–of holding her back–from something she cannot see. Can you imagine having that perspective and gratitude each day, even after something so difficult?
I share our family motto that “every rejection is God’s protection,” and all we’ve learned about God’s sovereignty through disappointment or loss. Together, we marvel at the goodness of God even when things don’t look good on the surface.
I tell her how her viewpoint is so vital; we agree that it’s a great way to live. And I conclude it’s really the only way to live. We just don’t know what God is protecting us from.