You had faith and still things didn’t go how you thought. Everything seems dim around you. Your hopes and promises seem so far away. Take heart sweet friend and breathe. Take in this day around you. Do you hear Him?
Look, I am doing a new thing.
We sit and try to control the day but His ways will always be better then anything we can imagine for ourselves. He is working even now in this sadness. Hold on to everything He has promised you and have peace. Lay back against Him and breathe, you are forever in His hands. Joy is coming!
I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord. Isaiah 66:9
Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 43:19; Isaiah 55: 8-9; Jeremiah 29:11
Not long after I became a Christian, at the age of 12, I started having a burning desire for more of God. I wanted to serve Him in anyway I could and by 15, at youth camp in Alvin, Texas God spoke into my life of a Destiny. He planted a vision in my mind so BIG that I have felt restless to find it. As luck, a.k.a God would have it I recently started reading a book that I bought years before. Restless by Jennie Allen, is a book about finding your purpose in God. Not far into the book I am struck by Jennie’s words, “No unique purpose for your life will fill your soul. The only thing that will fulfill and settle your soul is God himself.” Here I am with this aching for purpose and I have it in my hands the whole time; God. It was so simple, but I’ve been missing it. My soul has been so focused on fulfilling God’s purpose for my life that I missed the fact I have already found it in God. God is my purpose.
So I might not know how exactly my life will pan out, but I know that God is real. God loves me and has a plan for me. God is coming and as heaven draws near I want to take as much part in God’s epic story as I can.
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis
Check out Restless by Jennie Allen