“Yeah, one day You will set all things right.”
Last week, as I drove to work while the sun made its way over the hills in front of me, JJ Heller belted out these lyrics in my car. I’ve listened to the song “Your Hands” several times, and this time the words gave me a longer pause than usual.
What things would He set right for me? The list of “all things” I hope He will set right one day is long. Some days, it’s longer than others. I know why tears come to my eyes when I read in Revelations 21:4 about how He’ll “wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” I’m sure these are included in the list of things He’ll set right. Because I know Him so well, and I’ve discovered how crazy He is about me, I’m also guessing that there are other items on that list that are hidden in my heart between Him and me.
I know they are because He’s already gone about setting right things that I never thought would change. Things I thought were permanently scarred and forever dead in me.
One thing He’s set right for me (and is continuing to set right for me right now) is my ability to love and trust. After years of broken trust and choosing to trust untrustworthy people, God has done for me what I could not do for myself. He has placed someone in my life who is honorable, trustworthy, and respectable. Someone who loves me for me. I never thought I’d love someone this way–and never have–and I never believed I’d find this level of trust, especially with a man.
The process of learning to trust started long before I met him–that’s the way God works. He goes ahead and plans in love. He taught me to trust Him. Then He taught me to trust other people in my life who were trustworthy. And He taught me to believe and trust myself again. And then, when He determined I was ready, He placed this man in my life.
And now I’m learning to trust him more and more the more I know him. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever been part of and is at the top of my gratitude list in my heart every single day.
I have no doubt that He will set all things right one day. He already is.