As I sit back and contemplate how life often detours down routes we don’t necessarily choose, I’m overwhelmed by the stories in Scripture.
From Adam and Eve, who left the garden with nothing to hope for, separated from God, to Noah and the world flooding before his eyes, I’m sure many Biblical characters felt like life had smacked them in the face.
Abraham must have felt like that when God promised him a son in his old age. Joseph must have wondered about God’s plan when his brothers sold him into slavery. David must have longed to understand when God allowed Saul to pursue him.
And even Jesus, with His omniscience, agonized in the garden over the road to the cross…
How foolish of us to think that we are ever alone in our suffering!
Whether your road seems broken and worn or assailed by obstruction, you are not the first to walk its path. In Ecclesiastes 1:9, it says:
That which has been is that which will be,
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So there is nothing new under the sun.
You may feel alone on your journey, but rest assured we have a High Priest who sympathizes with us (Hebrews 4).
Ironically, we know the ending to each of these stories. How good God was and is to His people! There is nothing new under the sun…
He hasn’t changed.
He doesn’t flex like the ocean. In Lamentations, it says:
The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
How great is He, who loves us through our storms!