Sometimes we may have something happen to us and just sit and wonder why. Why did this good/bad thing happen to me specifically? Why not the person sitting next to me? Well there really is no answer to this because we can’t know everything! But what we do know, is that everything is formulated and part of a greater plan, which is exactly what the concept of Divine Providence is. God doesn’t make any mistakes. A good way to portray this is to think of a needle pointing canvas. From the back, you may just see a mess. Lots of extra pieces of thread, long pieces, short pieces, mixed colours, just a complete mess. But as soon as the person is done completing the picture, you turn it around and see this beautiful work of art. It may be hours, days, weeks, months or even years when/if we get to see the reason something may or may not have happened. But we just need to know that everything that happens is another thread in our lives which are becoming works of art. They just aren’t finished yet. 🙂
From the back, it’s a total mess.
Which you now see, was a true work of art.
Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. -Unknown
Did you ever miss an important meeting? Or get stuck in traffic for what seems like an eternity? You were probably in a horrible mood and possibly wanted to blame everyone for the trauma you just went through. (And yes, in the moment, it’s very traumatic!) You’re definitely not wrong for feeling like that, but did you ever stop to think why this may have happened?
Let’s take a typical scenario. It’s a regular morning and you’re on your way to work/school. You know exactly how long it takes to get to your destination and you know, to the minute, what time you’ll arrive. You leave your house right on schedule, and start your morning. As you’re driving you see cars beginning to stop ahead of you and you send up a silent prayer that your car starts to magically fly. Or maybe if you honk loud enough, everyone will just clear a path for you. All of this to no avail and you end up being half an hour late.
Now, you can look at this situation and say you had really bad luck, or you can look even deeper. Maybe, had there not been traffic, you may have been pulled over by a cop for speeding. Maybe, had you been on time, you would have had to take a horrible phone call, or there wouldn’t have been any parking spots. Maybe, had you been on the same schedule, you would have been in a major car accident.
You might be thinking, “All of that if I hadn’t sat in traffic?” The answer is yes! Even the tiniest things, like a leaf falling off a tree, have a purpose. Divine Providence literally means God’s intervention and continuous upholding of the existence and natural order of the universe.This blog is about elaborating and showing how everything happens for a reason. By no means am I trying to force anyone to believe in God, and if you don’t, that’s ok too! Everything posted will stand as examples that there are no such things as coincidences, but rather planned events. 🙂
As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better. – Unknown