Abraham laughed wondering how God could ever fulfill His promise of birthing a nation through his seed (Genesis 17:17). God came through. Moses thought he’d hit a dead end at the Red Sea with more than two million people following his directions (Exodus 14:16). God came through. Joseph was holed up in a prison, rejected by his brothers, and lied about by his employer’s wife (Genesis 50:20). God came through.
The One who knows the number of hairs on your head, who hears your cries during the night, who understands your confusion amid heartbreaking loss, is able to use your circumstances to accomplish His ultimate purposes. Have you been feeling that God’s plans for you are thwarted by misfortune? Not so! Rejoice that a loving God holds you in His grip.
Nothing is a surprise to God; nothing is a setback to His plans; nothing can thwart His purposes; and nothing is beyond His control.
Joni Eareckson Tada
[via Turning Point]