Ladies ministry has always had a special place in my heart. When I got married and joined my current church I was asked to be on the ladies ministry team, and I loved it. We planned events for the ladies every year with a ladies tea being our big event. The pastor and his wife left to do a new ministry and a new pastor came. Things changed and I was not asked to serve on the ladies ministry team. It’s been 7 years since that time. Sometimes I am left wondering why did God take something out of my life leaving you unsure of what went wrong.
Someone once told me there are several reasons why things like this happen, God may be trying to…
- Keep you from harm
- Keep you from making a horrible mistake
- There are other events (maybe better ones) headed your way and you have to be on another path to take that step.
- Simply to bring you closer to Him.
Sometimes we never know the reasoning why events in our lives happen, but we can trust in the One who leads our lives. We can trust every step we take and know we are not alone. It maybe years later when you get a glimpse into why an event took place, or why you didn’t get that promotion, or why that particular door you kept knocking on never opened. Most of the time I am glad that God has kept me from these things and protected me from what I can’t see. But then there are these times when I don’t understand that and I wish I knew. This is only one of many other examples in life that I have no answer for.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:6-7
“The remedy is, to cast our care upon God, and leave every event to his wise and gracious disposal. Firm belief that the Divine will and counsels are right, calms the spirit of a man. Truly the godly too often forget this, and fret themselves to no purpose. The whole design of Satan is to devour and destroy souls. He always is contriving whom he may insnare to eternal ruin. Our duty plainly is, to be sober; to govern both the outward and the inward man by the rules of temperance. To be vigilant; suspicious of constant danger from this spiritual enemy, watchful and diligent to prevent his designs. Be stedfast, or solid, by faith. A man cannot fight upon a quagmire, there is no standing without firm ground to tread upon; this faith alone furnishes. It lifts the soul to the firm advanced ground of the promises, and fixes it there.”- Biblehub.com Matthew Henry Commentary
See my last post Sports talk with a punch which refers to the Armor of God, Ephesians 6:10-18.