Anyone else remember this guy?
I have fond memories of watching Bob Ross paint "Happy Trees" with my dad.
And with every painting he painted, I'd always end up yelling at the screen:
"What are you doing, Bob??? No more--it looks great just the way it is!" or "Oh NO, Bob! Now you've gone and done it. You messed it all up!"
But, of course, he would take what I was sure was a mistake and make it even more beautiful than before.
Come on, now. The jump to things of faith is painfully obvious here. I'm only
saying it as a reminder if we're in the midst of what appears to be a
mess. We doubt God, we question why He has allowed certain details to
be a part of the story. We don't get it.
But if we wait for a bit, we'll see the redemption of it. For the life of me, I don't know WHY we doubt the 1,000th time when God has made a way for redemption in the previous 999 of our doubts. I can't understand the patience of a God who loves me through the questions and fears.
Does it seem like God messed something up by allowing something to be included in your story? Here--I'll go first. YES, it does seem that way. Honestly, I really don't get why certain things are part of the picture.
But in my doubts I am choosing to cling to the One I've seen make things right. Again and again and again.