When I’m finally standing in the new creation, and I’m thinking back over my life, there are some things I will never say.
I will never, ever say to my Father, “Why didn’t you stop me from doing that? Why did you prevent that from happening? Why did you allow that to happen? Why didn’t you give me that thing I wanted so badly?”
I will never ever say those words because it will be so evident that everything that happened in my life happened for his glory and for my good. (Rom 8:28)
Today, if I have not been given something I want – even desperately want, to the extent of feeling that I need it – my Father is saying to me, “Barry, this is bad for you. Trust me on this one, son. I love you.”
“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matt 7:11)