When Your Drama is Really God’s Rescue


Have you ever considered that some of the drama in your life could actually be God’s deliverance from something worse? I mean, maybe your situation that you really aren’t happy about is God saving you from more dangerous drama down the road.

Because God knows the entire script of your life and mine, He can save us from what we never knew was a threat.

I was reading Psalm 71 recently and highlighted verse 15 in particular, where the psalmist sings:

“My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,

of your saving acts all day long —

though I know not how to relate them all.”

I started reflecting on God’s “saving acts all day long” and how many I might not even know about. I then started wondering if that is why some of the drama happens in my life. Could God be saving me from more dramatic and dangerous circumstances I don’t know about?

What do you think? How many times might God have saved you “all day long” and, like the psalmist says, there were too many incidents for you to relate them all? Or maybe you were so caught up in the drama of not getting what you wanted that you failed to see what God had ultimately saved you from?

How many times have you recalled yourself saying or thinking:

  • Wow, it looks like that job I really wanted could have turned out to be a disaster. I’m so glad that it didn’t work out.
  • If I hadn’t forgotten something back at the house, I would’ve missed that important call.
  • I’m so glad now that he never called back. I may have been spared from a troubled relationship.  
  • I was upset that my car wouldn’t start that morning, until I saw on the news about the ten-car pileup on the freeway. I could have been in that accident if I had left the house when I intended.

Yes, the Writer of your script may allow unforeseen circumstances to come your way, but instead of freaking out because you’re inconvenienced, try thanking Him for the bigger drama that He just might be protecting you from.

What drama has God allowed into your life lately? And what might He be protecting you from that you haven’t even considered?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below and let me know if you live in the U.S. — you could win a free copy of Drama Free.

(For more on making sense of God’s script for your life, see my newest book, Drama Free: Finding Peace When Emotions Overwhelm You.)

Cindi
About me

Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning author and national speaker who helps women find strength for the soul. She has nearly 30 years experience ministering to women and inspiring them to let God meet their emotional needs, grow stronger through their alone times, and pursue their dreams with boldness.

14 Comments

Brenda M
Reply August 1, 2017

Everyday I wonder and then give thanks that He is watching out for me.

    Cindi
    Reply August 1, 2017

    Thanks, Brenda. Gratitude puts us into perspective, doesn't it? 😊

Joy
Reply August 1, 2017

I struggle with understanding how to fully walk in faith when drama surrounds you. I've been married for 28 yrs and over the last 2 yrs my husband who was a bible believing man has decided to become a Jehovah witness. I'm completely confounded with his choice and it has been alot of drama in our life. How do you walk in and handle such a differing belief system among spouses? I know we are free to make our choices and I certainly do not want to live in a drama filled home, but sincerely I'm at a loss on how to cope with this. Any bible discussions turn to arguments and he has no respect for me although he was the one who lead me to Jesus over 20yrs ago.

    Cindi
    Reply August 1, 2017

    Wow, that has to be difficult, Joy. Yet he led you to Christ so he does know the truth. My prayer is that he will be reminded that Jesus only is the way, truth, and life. You are in my prayers today.

Amanda McKinley
Reply August 1, 2017

First off let me say God is amazing how he works in our lives, even when we can't see it. I lost my health coverage in Decembet of 2016. In February if 2017 I began to have trouble with my Gallbladder. Very bad attacks that were painful and made me very ill. I had two attacks beyween February and May. With no insurance I suffered through them and did not go to the hospital. In June after being laid off from my job for the summer, I return back in September. I had a bad attack that continued to keep me ill. I finally gave up and went to the doctor. With test being done and struggling to pay for the doctor visits, medication and test, I learned my gallbladder was full of stones and infection. It needs to be removed. My husband is worried about how sick I'm staying, and how we're going to pay for a surgery. I went through antibiotic treatment before I could have surgery. Money is very tight, and before surgery could be scheduled we needed to come up with half of the surgeons payment. Through the hospital we qualified for a reduced rate and I could arrange payments for any cost through them. So we scrapped together the downpayment for the surgeon and was able to set my surgery date. I have a supportive family and they did much to help, even though my mom has it tight too, she even bought groceries and brought them to us, staying with me while I healed and my husband was at work. She took me to my two week follow up yesterday. The surgeon asked how I was doing. I told him I was so thankful to be healing and to be not sick feeling all the time. I told him he was a blessing. He said he enjoyed making people better. As I was leaving he mentioned a payment sent in would be appreciated. I assured him he would get one in two weeks when my husband gets paid. And when I return to work in September I'd make larger payments to pay him off as soon as possible. He asked what I do. I explained I'm a home visitor. I work with families and their young preschool children 3 to 5 year olds. I help low income families realize they are their childs lifetime teacher and they can help their children grow in positive ways. He jokingly said, oh here I was hoping you'd say you were a local waitress and I could come have some free icecream. We laughed. He went to shake my hand as I was leaving, I stated can I give you a hug doctor as a thank you. He said sure. As I was leaving he stated don't worry about todays followup visit, consider it paid. I stopped looked at him and said thank you, that is a blessing doctor and I appreciate you doing that. I will send you a payment on the other in two weeks, I promise. Today, I just received a call from his office telling me that I do not owe them anything, my bill for their part of my surgery is considered paid in full. I immediately said oh, thank you God and to her are you sure? As I started to cry. She said yes, and don't cry or you'll make me cry too. I said I can't help it, you have just given us such a blessing and I'm so thankful. She said you're welcome, just pay it forward. I assured her I will as she said goodbye and hung up. I sat and cried as I said a prayer of thanks to a God who takes care of us.

    Cindi
    Reply August 1, 2017

    Wow, what a great story of God's provision, Amanda. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with me and my readers. He really is a God who cares and provides for us. Thank you for that reminder.

Dawn
Reply August 2, 2017

Being forced to endure situations is hard. God rescued me from someone. There are still things happening, but I definitely see his hand holding back the winds of strife. Thank you for your article.

    Cindi
    Reply August 2, 2017

    Thank you, Dawn. I remember back when I was in college there was a guy I wanted to date. I knew he was probably dangerous (he wasn't a believer, and seemed "fun and adventurous and I was drawn to his "wild" side). But, after he set up a date for us for when he'd return from Las Vegas, I discovered he never returned. He ended up staying and living there and I never heard from him again. I often look back and say "Thank you, God, for whatever You chose to protect me from."

Debi
Reply August 2, 2017

Your site is such a blessing to me. I am always encouraged and inspired. I'm so sorry I don't qualify for your free book, but hope one day you will extend your offer outside of the USA. May you continue to allow God to use you.

    Cindi
    Reply August 2, 2017

    Thank you, Debi, for your kind words. I so appreciate my readers and blog followers outside the U.S. And I just love hearing from them, too. I just have to be careful about incurring international postage costs since mailing anywhere outside the U.S. is so costly now. I can still send to American post office boxes for those on foreign military bases. And if it's just one book, sometimes it's not too costly to send to Canada. In which country are you located?

Queeneth
Reply August 2, 2017

I am going through hard times and I lost hope and trust in God I was asking myself what kind of a father He is ,leaving bad things to happen to his children when every parent want to protect his kids. I came across your website and I started reading about how to trust God again after being hurt,it open up my mind and heart again for God.
Thank you for reminding me that all things works out for good for those who love the Lord .Yes I am willing to trust God Again

    Cindi
    Reply August 3, 2017

    I'm so encouraged to hear that you are willing to trust God again. Blessings to you.

Ayobami
Reply August 5, 2017

I have learned to see His ever good intentions in all the dramas of life. In those silent seasons, I have my eyes fixed on him. All things I know must sum up for my advantage. God bless you ma'am

Cindi
Reply August 8, 2017

Congratulations to Amanda McKinley for winning a copy of Drama Free. Thank you to all of you who commented on my blog. I will continue to offer free book giveaways at least once a month. Keep reading and commenting.

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