Sunday Scripture: Jeremiah
Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Life lends itself to a wealth of doubt and uncertainty. Around every bend. Lurking in our deepest thoughts. Hidden within each decision we make. And for someone like me especially, ambiguity can result in distress and anxiety.
You see, I am a planner. I like to know what is going on at. all. times. For the day, the week, the month…for the future of my family. And to some extent, I know that is not a “bad” thing. However, when things aren’t rolling out exactly as I had envisioned, I have a harder time understanding why. But, as with everyone else, I am a work-in-progress. Through restarting this blog, I have really tried hard to push myself. My limits. My comfort levels. My trust. And in doing so, I have found myself so much more trusting of the plans that God has created for my life. Even if they are not as I had imagined, He has yet to fail me.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.'” (~Jeremiah 29:11)
I love this.
For a while, a long while, to be honest, sweet friends, I wondered if God thought I had any faith left in Him. I questioned everything. I didn’t understand why things happened the way they did. Why there was so much waiting for things that I desired…career, family, and more. But that’s just it. The waiting was what brought me the greatest pleasures this life could ever offer.
Over the past several months, I made a big change in the way I was offering my prayers to God. Instead of requesting the things I wished for, over and over again each day, I altered my invocations…
“Dear Lord, please take my hand. Please guide me along the path that you have created for me as a Christian, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a Godmother, a friend, a teacher and a writer. Please continue to stay with me the entire way.”
And what a difference it has made for me. Fully and completely placing my trust back in Him. It is there, sweet friends. Totally there. It has to be. Of course, I have my “moments”, but viewing life in this way has placed me 100% back on His path. And I couldn’t think of a better place to be…