Friday, August 5, 2011

It Will Be All Right

Have you ever been so familiar with a story that even though you agonized over the trials the characters go through, you knew that things were going to turn out all right for them?

Recently I re-watched the Miramax version of Jane Austen's Emma - a darling and humorous movie which I love! But even though I've seen it several times, it still drove me crazy to see their frustrations and hurts and misunderstandings.

And then as I was watching Mr. Knightley and Emma battle their feelings near the end, I glimpsed the grand tree that serves as a background for one of the sweetest and most joyous scenes of the movie, and I was struck by a moment of profound happiness. For, you see, I knew that in just a few moments Emma and Mr. Knightley would find their bliss. Soon it would be all right!

With that realization came a grander realization - God knows our stories. He still goes through our journey with us, comforting us in our sorrows and hurting when He sees us in pain. But I believe He also rejoices in knowing all of our happy endings, and most especially our happily-ever-after as believers at home with Him in heaven!

There is much I don't understand about God and how He works, as He is far above me and His ways are not my ways (and I still have so much to learn!). But I can imagine, knowing that He is my dearest Friend and my heavenly Father, that in the moments when I'm in turmoil, unsure about what the future holds and anxious about how things can ever turn out OK, He says, "Don't worry. I know what's coming, and in the end it will be all right."

No matter where He guides us in life, if we are saved through His grace we know that He is working for our good in all things (Romans 8:28) and that in the end it will be all right.

(Picture of movie's soundtrack cover is from Amazon.com.)

6 comments:

Bluerose said...

I love that movie!! I DVRed it, but still haven't sit down to watch it again.

This is such a sweet post! I had to remind myself of the same thing when I was younger. Well, I still do, just in different ways. :)

Amber S. said...

Bluerose,

Isn't it wonderful? So sweet and funny! :)

I'm glad you enjoyed the post and that you can relate. :) It's so wonderful to know that in ALL things - no matter where we are in life and what we're facing - God is working for our ultimate good!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

~Amber

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Awesome post!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful way to start my day! I needed this more than you know... I've seen Romans 8:28 always come to pass but when you're facing a trial or uncertainty you can sometimes forget it's promise and past testimonies...

Thank you for sharing your heart, dear friend :) Praying you have a beautiful weekend!

Blessings,
Amanda

Amber S. said...

MJ,

Thank you so much! :) God bless!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Amanda,

I'm so glad you were encouraged by this post! With all that you're going through, your beautiful and honest attitude is an encouragement to me. I hope that God surrounds you with the assurance that even in this He is working for the eternal good of you and your family. :)

Hugs to you, my friend, and I hope you have a great weekend, as well!

~Amber