Positive Outcome

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By Janine Folks

God likes to get in our business.  We should be thankful when He does and welcome Him to get involved always.  He is the only One Who can come in and truly straighten out our mess and prevent disaster, or at least reduce the effects of trouble.

Whenever something great and miraculous is about to happen in our lives, the enemy always tries to cause a problem to abort it or hinder it.  Very often, misunderstanding, frustration, disappointment and anger threaten to steal our blessings.

In 2 Kings 5, when the King of Syria sent a letter to the King of Israel to request healing for Naaman, the King of Israel totally misunderstood what was being asked.  He thought they were picking a fight with him (v. 5-7).  He got so upset, he tore off his clothes.  But God is so faithful, He allowed Elijah to hear about what happened so that he could step in and resolve the issue.  Elijah’s involvement in verse 8 prevented a war and allowed God’s plan to proceed.

In the same story, God steps in again.  When Naaman was told to dip seven times in the dirtiest river to be healed, as opposed to having the prophet simply wave his hand over him, he stormed off angrily.  He was disappointed.  God gave Naaman’s servants the mind to go after him and talk him into coming back to dip.  He almost missed his blessing.  Again, God’s plan is back on track after intervention.

God intervenes in our lives.  When He does, we should receive it and not complain.  God makes provision for things to be put back on track in our lives also. God places people around you at the right time to lead you back to where you should be.  He also sends people to bring clarity to confused situations.  God uses people to step in so that His will is done.  God is able to ensure a positive outcome in all situations.  I pray that you receive God’s help.

When things seem to go all wrong and get off course, don’t fret.  When chaos arises because of misunderstanding, frustration, disappointment and anger, trust God to step in.  Ask Him to and believe that He will.  We would not believe the number of times, known and unknown, that God has intervened in our lives and rescued us!  God has great plans for us and He wants to see them through.

God’s thoughts about you are for peace, and not of evil, and for a future (Jer. 29:11).  “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.” (Romans 8:28)  God wants you to always have a positive outcome in every situation.  He is able.  He will.

God bless you.  Email voiceoftransition@gmail.com or visit www.voiceoftransition.com

Janine Folks - Spiritual Columnist

About Janine Folks - Spiritual Columnist

Janine Folks is a licensed and ordained minister, inspirational writer of a weekly newspaper column, columnist for a national Christian magazine, self-published author of several books, and co-founder of a women’s prayer group called Women of Transition. Janine holds a B. A. in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Business, Sociology and Communications from the University of Michigan. Janine has studied Clinical Pastoral Education in Detroit, MI and works as a chaplain in the medical field. An avid roller skater, 2013 recipient of a Spirit of Esther Award from the Alliance of Women in Ministry, Janine lives in Michigan is a mother of three.