“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are His lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose.” Romans 8:28 (TPT)
I was recently praying with a pastor who was recovering from a sudden accident that required surgery, and now a long rehabilitation. Their summer plans have been shelved. Their lives have suddenly been altered, radically. While praying for the miracle healing the Lord prompted me to ask for an accelerated healing (instead of instant healing). I sense what looked like a setback was really a set up. I don’t mean God caused this incident, but He was definitely using it for His glory. God is providing a context to spend more time with Him, at just the right time when they need to hear His voice! Sometimes when life doesn’t go as planned (like usually), we need to look for what God is doing in the midst of it!
While you may feel you’re facing a setback, God may see it as a set up! Ask the Lord to grant you eyes and faith to see what He is up to. Maybe the lemons that just landed in your lap are meant for refreshing lemonade! Who knows, maybe God has you right where He wants you to be!!! Pray for others you know who have hit some unexpected challenges. Ask God to meet them there in some very tangible ways. Ask that they could see that it was not a set back at all, but a divine set up to work His good ways in their lives!