When that setback happens in your life, its impact can have you believing there is no hope for a comeback.
But that all depends on what you mean by these terms.
A set back sets you back from the plan for your life.
A come back gets you back on the right track.
But what if the set back reveals you weren’t on the right track?
And what if the comeback doesn’t look like you feel it should?
For those of us who believe in God, follow Jesus and allow Holy Spirit to speak to us, guiding us on our journey, we have a different plan in play.
And as we all know, what we decide doesn’t always go according to our planning. no matter how much time or effort we have vested in it.
This isn’t the case with God.
He invested His all through Jesus so we could have a comeback from the fallout of our setback, our fall into sin.
He literally have His all so we could come back to God.
With a love like that laying down His life for us while we didn’t even get know Him, I put more credibility in what He says than any one with lots of knowledge or street cred.
If He made us and He saves us, there must be a bigger plan in play that I can see in my day to day life.
Because God didn’t just rescue us and leave us to fend for ourselves available. He left Holy Spirit within each of us, to remind us that He is with us. and nothing will happen to us that He cannot redeem.
Redeem means to make right in His eyes.
Not always ours.
Struggling in a marriage where your husband regularly hits or cheats on you?
God has a comeback for you that may not involve your husband, but will involve you & Him. Together.
Unable to have a baby? Your comeback may arrive in counseling others through your greatest area of pain, offering them the support you prayed for while you were struggling or a child in desperate need of your loving arms and a safe home.
There are more accounts of broken and hurting people in the Bible whom God used than there are perfect people.
There was only One who had it all together, and that’s because He was God.
Abraham, Sarah, Moses, David , Bathesheba, Rahab, Esther. Mordecai, Ruth, Mary, Joseph, Peter, Paul… and the list could go on and on forever.
Because each of us has had a setback, haven’t we, of one kind or another?
Life is full of hurts, blocked goals, loss, betrayal, and pain.
It is also filled with Hope. Because of the One who came to be our Hope in the midst of each of our setbacks, as well as the all the mundane and wonderful moments interspersed in our lives.
He Himself is the comeback we need to cling to when faced with our setbacks.
He alone can guide you towards the comeback He has in store for you. even thought the path is so clouded by your pain, you can’t see beyond the next step.
But He can.
What sets us back the enemy tries to warp and tell us is designed to set us apart from God. Which isn’t true.
God is always crying come back to His children.
He always has, and ALWAYS will, until each of His children has made their way back Home.
I am in a holding pattern for my comeback after a major setback which occurred in my life.
I refuse to allow the enemy to discourage me about the fact my comeback is not fully here yet.
I can say not yet, because God has clearly revealed Himself to be with me in a way I could not have experienced apart from His meeting me in that setback.
So, like you, I choose to wait for the comeback He has for me.
Because He promises in Isaiah 35 that He has better than what was taken from me ahead for me.
Blessing is coming back to me.
While I wait, He holds me tight and reminds me of His love.
I may not understand His timing. but I have felt His love for me, and choose to place my comebacks in His capable hands, for them to come to me in His timing, with His full blessing released as it comes.
I think some times if our comeback came right away, we wouldn’t know the comfort of His Presence had we not had the delay.
I wouldn’t trade the God I discovered in my setbacks for any of the tarnished treasures this world tries to offer me as I wait.
Instead, I choose to place my trust Jesus, author of the biggest comeback in all history!