“Did you want a girl?” She asked, as she folded and bagged up four sizes of little boy clothes in the checkout line. I smiled and quickly responded, “God knew what He was doing.”

I say a word again slowly for my 5-year-old son who’s failed hearing tests since birth. I study his lips as he tries his best to repeat it back.

God knew what He was doing.

I find the Albuterol and my oldest son’s breathing machine and plug it into the wall. He inhales as he watches his favorite TV show battle on.

God knew what He was doing.

I can say this with confidence, because nothing about any of them is a mistake. God isn’t in the mistake business.

But wouldn’t life be easier if there were no need for doctor appointments? Wouldn’t I be happier to have a daughter instead of four rowdy, rambunctious boys?

As if I could write the story of my life any better than the God who created this world and designed a unique purpose for us all? He is at work in each detail, and I am so very grateful. 

God knew what He was doing.

Often, I pray for God to make it easier. I ask Him to help take the hurt and the hard away. I ask Him for strength to endure the uncertainty. I want Him to remind me His plan is victory.

In faith, I must trust God knew what He was doing.

No matter what’s happened. No matter what is to come. I will take comfort in knowing that I’ve been rescued and redeemed, with blessings abundant. Even the oh so good in this life doesn’t compare to the best that is yet to come.

Because God always knows what He is doing.

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Jaclyn Warren

Stay-at-home mommy of four on mission to encourage parents to savor the meaningful in the midst of the messy. Take your 15 minutes; it’s your turn for timeout. You can find her at www.mommys15minutes.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Mommys15Minutes-543229312706302/.