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Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”.
At various times in my life, because of desperate situations I created or found myself in, I’d be at a place where I couldn’t see the way out, how things could resolve for the better.
I was 19 with kids, no skills, no car and a lot of crazy ideas. Most of it nonsense, some of it worthwhile. Even though my decisions were quite rash out the gate, I still had a background with scripture, fellowship and Bible, even then I knew I was way off course, but I didn’t know how to make it right.
Still, GOD was actively answering my prayers. When my 1st wife was pregnant, 3 or 4 months along I started to feel very depressed about it. I had brought someone into the world, without stability, without a plan for the future, other than hopes and dreams. And the relationship between my wife was very “explosive” and we were always moving from one place to another. I felt deep sadness for my child.
I had grown up with a few key childhood friends and one of them, a cousin, was always by my side for the longest time. And he was a great comfort to me, a brother in Christ as well and during the worst periods in my childhood, I was always able to look forward to his companionship.
I prayed to GOD that somehow, could my child have a friend like that? I didn’t have any idea how it would work out. I was estranged from many people in my family because of the chaos that surrounded me, it just didn’t seem that would work out, unless there was no chaos. Despite that, I made that prayer.
A month or so later at one of the doctor appointments, the doctor said, “there are two heads”. I was confused and considered the implications. She saw me thinking about what she said and said, “Twins”. We both laughed, since she knew I took her words to another place.
No matter what is happening, GOD has a solution. I continually make a mess, just like a child but the key is to always run to Him.
Now my sons have graduated about 2 years ago from UNT with degrees in Film and Television and are enjoying their creativity. They have always stuck together like glue!
Before, during those trying times, when they were growing up and I would frequently have at least a 2 hour walk to work, in the Houston heat, cold rain, etc. I would sing hymns I remembered in church and from Christian music. In those times, especially when I was frustrated and broken, I would always keep in mind that “All things work for good to those that love him”