It haunts us sometimes.
Especially on days like today. On a day of new beginnings. On a day when we say goodbye to everything of yesterday. We tend to do a lot of thinking on days like today. About the choices we've made. About the thoughts and actions that brought us right to where we are today. So many people sit alone on days like today and wonder where they ever went wrong. They wonder if they have put a kink in the plan that God made for their life. Some people don't know how they will find the time to maintain all of their regrets. In other words, it is hard for them to see what lies ahead, because they won't stop looking back.
But you know what I think is really, ...just...beautiful?
The fact that God sees the big picture.
To us, they are a play by play. We make a decision and we see the results. But we can't see the effect that it has on our future. Not right now.
But God can.
When people are suffering on a day like today, maybe because they lost a loved one, or maybe because they tried to drink away their depression last night because of fears of failure in the next year, or maybe because they are celebrating alone ... they tend to question God's plan for them. Maybe in the last year they couldn't have the child that they were trying so desperately for, or maybe they couldn't save a marriage that they worked so hard on. Days like today are the ones where our hearts get all hopeful, and we wish so badly to see the future. To know that everything will be ok.
What I love is the mystery of it all. The fact that God is writing my story right now, as we speak, and only He knows the ending. It might turn out the way I have always imagined, and then again, He might really surprise me. But that is the fun of it all. To those hurting today, sure, it might seem like an unfair chapter of your life, but remember to place your focus on the ending and not the beginning. God sees the big picture, and one day this will all make sense.
Today, Here's to moving forward. And Never looking back.
Life is a story.
Sometimes it is wonderful beyond comprehension and sometimes it doesn't seem fair.
But it isn't the individual chapters that matter.
It is that feeling you'll get when you get a glimpse of the ending...
And your story finally comes together
and it all makes perfect, beautiful sense.