It's hard to believe twenty something years ago a little baby girl named Jessica was born today with a plan. God had a plan for my life to be a pastor's wife. Every foot step I walked had a plan and purpose to shape and form me into who I am today.
I could go on and on with childhood stories to help illustrate where I come from. And I am sure some of you could do the same. I often look back and wonder why I went through some of the things I have, and where would I be today if my past would have been different? I hear stories from people about abuse, sickness, and death they have gone through and listen to their pain and questions of, why?
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
I love this verse. Notice it said, God causes everything to work together for the good. It never said God causes everything to be good. We often misread this. Being a Pastor’s Wife, I have heard so many unbelievers and believers say, “How could God cause my mom to get cancer? How could God allow children to starve in third world countries? How could God allow sexual abuse to happen? How could God allow bad things to happen to me?”
Romans 8 never talks about God making all things good. But what it does say, is God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God. I can tell you now, there is purpose in your past and your future. What you have walked through God can use to shape you into who He wants you to be. He can also use it, for you to overcome it, and speak living truth into other peoples’ lives who are going through or have gone through what you have.
God didn’t cause sin to happen in your life. He didn’t cause rape. He never caused children to starve. He never caused your dad to abandon you. God never caused sickness. Sin entered this world long ago. We are still living in a sinful broken world, until Christ returns. Until then, allow God to heal your past, present, and future and cause the pain to work together for good.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor