Have you noticed that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to?
Life is not a series of random, freak accidents. Life is not totally unplanned. Life is not without meaning. God knows what’s going on. He’s weaving the fabric in your life, and a tapestry has light and dark threads — happy and sad times — to give richness and texture and color to your life.
Everything that happens to you in life is God’s perfect will. That’s just not true. There are a lot of things that are not God’s will. If you go out and sin, that’s not God’s will. If somebody sins against you, that’s not God’s perfect will.
But God does have a permissive will. If I go out and I overeat, I pay the consequences. If I go out and wreck my body, I pay the consequences. God does not cause evil and God does not cause suffering. But He does allow them because they have a purpose. God permits them and then He uses them. Remember that life is unpredictable and God says we shouldn’t presume on it. On the other hand, we shouldn’t worry about it because God is in control.
Remember God is in control. Nothing can come into the life of a child of God without God’s permission. Everything is Father-filtered.
It will dramatically lower the frustration level in your life as you remember this truth!