“God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.”
-Rev. Billy Graham
I googled Billy Graham quotes after I heard he had been hospitalized again. This quote appeared for me at the top of the results (when I googled it a couple days later--this was more in the middle of the results), but I'm glad it did.
So often I ask or wonder why God does what he does, usually thinking exactly what I would do instead. I don't remember this moment down the road when everything turns out the exact way it was supposed to.
I think this concept is hardest for me to wrap my head and heart around in regards to the irreplaceable. Like all of you I've experienced tragedy, suffering, heartbreak, and pain. And some of those emotions still run high because I know I'll never get the irreplaceable thing or person back. Furthermore, in certain cases I wonder what can be better than that was...in fact maybe some of those irreplaceable things have been divinely replaced, and I'm looking at the replacements goin--you've got to be kidding me.
But in the end the joke is on me. I've come to realize (I'm working on accepting the principle) God doesn't give anyone anything they can't handle...which would include losing something or someone, literally or figuratively. That isn't necessarily a punishment--but something which would make me stronger, something to make me a better Emily, something that could change someone else's life down the road. Pretty Awesome, Huh!?
thanks for reading friends!!!