Our lives on this Earth are filled with interruptions and complications. Sometimes they come in the form of a pandemic, other times they are less life-altering. Maybe you didn’t get into the school you had planned to get into, or you unexpectedly lose a job. Maybe the interruption is more devastating than that. How do we biblically handle life’s interruptions without being discouraging or dismissive of them?
Many kinds of interruptions could put your life on hold. Some of them are easier to handle than others, but the Bible offers a few pieces of encouragement for us to hold onto. Take comfort in the knowledge that God knows His plans for you, and He works things for the good.How do we Biblically handle life’s interruptions? Let’s dive into how we should respond as Christians when our lives have to be put on hold. Click To Tweet
Kinds of Life Interruptions
There are two main kinds of life interruptions. The first kind is more like a roadblock, or a closed door. These delays are frustrating but minor in the grand scheme of your life. In these cases, it is best to look at these inconveniences as opportunities to practice patience, kindness, and gentleness.
The second kind of interruption is more life-changing. These moments are filled with grief, over a lost job, dream school, a loved one, or something else. In these moments it is important to feel the emotions the Lord has given you. It is also to remember that the Lord loves you and knows the plans he has for you (Jeremiah 29:11).
“For the Good”
A piece of encouragement that is important to remember in these times is Romans 8:28. This verse says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
God works for the good of those who love Him. This means that when things don’t go according to plan, we can take heart in knowing God will use the brokenness, or the less than ideal situations, to work for the good of our lives. Just like He did for Joseph and his family in Genesis.
Trust the Lord
When you have no idea where your life is headed, trust in the Lord. He knows where your life is headed. He knows, and He will do everything to ensure it will work out for the good. Lean onto the Word for guidance, and also your community or church.
The ORBC Community
Life’s interruptions can be anything from small inconveniences to large obstacles. During these times, it is important to trust that our lives are in good hands. ORBC is here to help you through these difficult times in whatever way we can.
Contact us for more information about life’s interruptions, and how we can help.