Walls appear through crisis that turn our world upside down. Perhaps they come through a divorce, a job loss, the death of a close friend or family member, a cancer diagnosis, a disillusioning church experience, a betrayal, a shattered dream, a wayward child, a car accident, an inability to get pregnant, deep desire to marry that remains unfulfilled, a dryness or loss of joy in our relationship with God. We question ourselves, God, and the church. (Pages 120-121)
We all have dreams. There are things we want to accomplish in life, and even what we want our lives to look like. Sometimes, when those things don’t go our way, we often feel what we have envisioned for ourselves has to be better then what is actually happening. Whether the wall we have built is from the list above or not, when things don’t go as planned, we can oftentimes get frustrated and question God’s plans for us. We must remind ourselves, no matter what, our ways are not better than His plan for our lives. He has a plan for us that is far greater than we can ever imagine (Jeremiah 29:11). Although we don’t understand the situations and they are uncomfortable to walk through, He’s working it out for our good.