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Surprising Curves – A Devotional by Kristy Huseby

Final winter, I used to be driving down a again highway and stumbled on an surprising curve.  As a result of the highway was icy and I used to be going too quick, I went proper off the highway and right into a financial institution of snow.  Fortunately all the things was okay and I didn’t have to inform my husband (besides now he’ll know, ugh).

That curve caught me completely abruptly!

Life has a means of catching us abruptly, doesn’t it?

Perhaps it’s an unplanned being pregnant, a visit to the dentist, a partner that has left, a damaged down automotive, a job loss, an offended embittered teen, a DUI, the lack of an in depth pal or member of the family.

We will expertise many surprising turns in our lives.  Some curves appear extra irritating than the rest and others curves change our lives ceaselessly!

I’ve typically discovered myself asking God . . .

Why are You permitting me to expertise these turns in my life?  Why did you not give me any warning indicators?  Why didn’t You straighten out the highway in order that I may keep away from these turns?  You’re God, You are able to do that!

Years in the past, I watched a pal of mine deal with an unimaginable surprising curve in her life.  At some point whereas working she fell from a excessive platform and was paralyzed from the waist down.  For anyone this tragedy would appear devastating however for Beth I feel it was much more overwhelming as a result of she earned her residing by utilizing her legs – she was an athletic director.  Beth is among the most athletic folks I do know.   She was my volleyball coach once I was in Faculty and that’s how we grew to become associates.

Speaking along with her in the future, I requested her if she ever struggled with anger and bitterness in the direction of God.  Her reply didn’t shock me as a result of I do know Beth but it surely did amaze me.  She mentioned, “No, I do know that that is His plan for my life and I’ve accepted that.  However I would like you to know that I’m trying ahead to Heaven!  I’ll have my legs again and also you gained’t be capable of catch me!”

Beth has taken this surprising curve in her life and embraced it!  She has discovered her id in Christ alone and he or she’s permitting God to make use of her within the place He as designed only for her.

I’m turning into an increasing number of satisfied that life is a sequence of surprising curves.

And the true query is NOT why did this occur to me or why did You enable this in my life?  BUT, how am I going to decide on to reside my life via this surprising curve?  Will I let bitterness and anger invade my soul?  Will I flip away from God?  Will I refuse to see His goodness within the midst of the flip?  Or will I embrace the ache and give up my coronary heart to God?  Will I bow right down to my Maker and acknowledge that He’s God and I’m not?  Will I belief Him once I don’t perceive?

How do you reply when your life takes an surprising flip?  Do you spend your time questioning His goodness or do you give up to His will to your life?

Jeremiah 29:11-12 says, “For I do know the plans I’ve for you,” says the LORD. “They’re plans for good and never for catastrophe, to provide you a future and a hope.”

Do you consider this?  Will you embrace the surprising curves in your life? Trusting Him for the stuff you can not see and resting in His good plan for you.

by Kristi Huseby
Utilized by Permission

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