I've been hitting up the Christian music lately, like a ton... Oh and I've decided I want to be an old man with a saying, you know like, "God will provide - He'll do it." Cause he will.
Often times I've heard the providence of God talked about like he's only providing good things, like 'open doors' and what not (you know, the cosmic vending machine view of God). But he also provides closed doors, yes, even the ones that slam on your fingers and hurt like the dickens, even those he provides, plans, sets in place and motion for us as his children to be reproved, rebuked, or simply just grown.
“It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.” Heb 12:7-8
So the testing, the doors shut on our fingers, pain, loss, suffering, rejection, are the disciplining of God to grow us as his children. But to never experience pain inside the Christian life is to prove you not a Christian because God disciplines his kids.
God provides he’ll do it. He’ll provide a way to do what you are to do, meaning he’ll open the necessary paths and shut (and slam) the necessary doors. Trust him, not you, nor me. Faith in God is far better than a 10-year plan. But still more God has already provided a way through the impossible, he’s already made a way for the dead to be brought to life – the impossible has been made possible by God. And in comparison everything else is possible. God will do it, he’ll provide.