Have you ever felt that things were going so badly that you didn't think it would ever get better? Or you just didn't know why things were happening the way they were? I have! I wanted to share some verses that I found that talked about this subject.
Romans 13:1b For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, to the your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it
Psalm 135:6 Whatever the pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth,
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
The heart of man plans his way,
Ephesians 1:11 having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will
Psalm 115:3 Our God is in the heavens; H
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
Above verse is from the story of Joseph. A great example, wouldn't you say? Joseph had no idea why he was being betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery, and he probably wondered what on earth was going on and why would God let such a thing happen. . . but in the end, it all showed that everything had been predestined by God and He had been in control the entire time!
I hope you enjoyed this post!