Experiencing the Seriously Unexpected

One day, a work colleague of mine shared how he and his wife had “planned” their life, and apparently, it was working just great.  I thought….. That must be so wonderful but every time my husband and I attempt to do this, it doesn’t work. <BIG SIGH!>

Have you ever experienced the SERIOUSLY UNEXPECTED?  

  • You work hard, go to college, and rather than land a great career, you are saddled with debt and a job you don’t like.
  • You dream of marry your Prince Charming and living happily ever after, but you never find him.
  • You think you can conceive a child and start a family, but you discover you have a severe infertility problem.
  • You go for a routine physical with a few simple tests, and you are startled with a bad medical report and a serious health setback.
  • Just fill in the blanks with your unwelcomed unexpected news. I am sure you have some type of problem with your life, right?  

Recently, I was doing an online YouVersion Bible Study by Christine Caine called Unexpected. I was so touched by her words, I thought I’d share.

She said, “God wants us to learn how to accept every unexpected event as an invitation to trust Jesus and his word, to expect his goodness all the way through. A life lived like that is one of the most powerful forces on the planet—because there’s a momentum of courage and faith that propels us into new places.”

As I meditated on this word, I couldn’t help but think WOW! I must trust Jesus. I MUST LEARN TO COMPLETELY TRUST JESUS! 

I continued reading Christine’s Bible study and gleamed these precious nuggets of wisdom:

  • “Closed doors do not mean that God is not opening a way.”
  • “Increased cost does not mean that God is not calling.”
  • “The presence of a battle does not mean the absence of God in the war.”
  • “Trials don’t mean we are out of the will of God. They often mean we are exactly in the will of God—right where we’re supposed to be, doing exactly what we’re supposed to be doing. Fighting the good fight of faith. Standing. Believing. Because he is working all things together for our good…and more!”

Are you having trouble with the unexpected? Doubting that what God has promised will ever come to pass? Sounds like you are exactly where you need to be.

Let’s remember our past victories and what He has already done for us. Let’s remind ourselves of His goodness, for we know that He works everything out for good for those who love Him.

Today, I encourage you to guard your heart, protect your faith and continue to believe GOD.

3 responses to “Experiencing the Seriously Unexpected

  1. It feels like my whole life is filled with unexpected lately….my head is spinning. I know ultimately it is all wondrous and the Lord is doing amazing things in my life and those I love….but I’m not sure I can take any more excitement…..


    • Oh wow! I still think God has you right where He wants you to be, even in this head spinning and exciting season. You can trust God. And you know that! (sorry it’s so hard, but He’s got you honey. I pray He sends some of His sweetness in this mix.)


      • I’m learning to appreciate the bursts of beauty around me, and to focus on His goodness. Good things are happening amongst the trials and weeds. Just some days are more difficult than others…


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