This situations happened years ago but the suddenness of them and the totally unpreparedness of me sticks with me. I still have no idea where the rock (or maybe it was a brick) came from. Did it fall from the sky?
Has something like this happened to you? A situation that there is no way you could have prepared for?
Those kinds of sudden situations do not suprise God. He is already there. He knew what was coming. He has provision waiting. He has the answers to your brand new questions. He's never taken off guard.
We can be though.
Like when the rock suddenly hit my windshield and I lost most of my visibility, I am dealing with a situation presently that has taken me by surprise. I knew it was coming but I didn't think it would affect me so much. It appeared to be no big deal when I looked at it from a distance. I thought I would bounce right back.
And I will bounce back but the bouncing back is taking longer than I anticipated.
God knew though. God knows how situations will affect us. He doesn't condemn. Instead He gives us understanding and compassion and time. He gives us time to find our footing again. He gives us time to get used to new phases of life. He gives us time to rest within and to remember He is there.
"Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable." Isaiah 40:28