Posts Tagged ‘everything happens for a reason’

A Hopeless End or Endless Hope?

January 26, 2010

Every event has a purpose; sometimes you get to see the reason, sometimes you don’t. Unplug from the need to know why something happened and trust that behind the event is a message of divine love and empowerment.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination—but the combination is locked up in the safe.
Peter DeVries

Train yourself to look beyond the illusory “negative” aspects of events to discover the divinely directed lessons embedded within.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

The beauty of reframing even the most challenging of moments as a gift is (more…)

Is It True That Everything Happens For a Reason?

April 5, 2009

sad-woman-silhouetteThe idea that there is a loving guidance at work in the Universe is much easier to accept when life is going well. In times of misfortune or grief, it can be difficult to accept those five familiar words invariably offered by well-meaning friends: Everything happens for a reason. Given that Divine guidance may be thwarted by another individual’s act of free will, it is more accurate to say that everything that happens has purpose or creates purpose.

When our world seems especially dark, it does not seem possible that such a statement can be true. We reject it as a rationalization intended to help us cope with tragedy, loss, or disappointment.

Yet if you could rise above your circumstances and look through God’s eyes, you would see that no matter what happens, God works with what happens to guide you back on course—often with new purpose-driven priorities—whenever possible.

If God is guiding each of us with infinite wisdom and deep love, it follows that (more…)