I have many close friends who are struggling and standing in an intersection they did not predict nor plan in their lives. Many who are suffering in circumstances that have left them questioning, terrified, and struggling to find answers and peace. Precious people who are searching for light in their darkness… desperately trying to pull strength from their weary heavy hearts and carry on into the unknown. I am amazed at their perseverance and ability to cling to the hope that God has a purpose and a plan in their lives.
When your life takes a catastrophic turn, and you spiral down into the murky waters of sadness, anger or confusion… where do you land?
Oh, dear friends. I pray you land in your Father’s Arms.
There have been times when I haven’t. And I flail in a hopeless surrender to my circumstance. Those times I didn’t believe that His Mighty Hands were holding me, leading me, carrying me through the waves crashing into my world. I refused to rely on Him and trust that He knew exactly where this would lead me. Oh, how difficult it is, when you let go of His Promise.
New International Version (NIV)
11 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.
Do you believe this Truth? Deep in your heart and soul? When life pulls you under, are you reaching for His outstretched Hand? Do you place trust in His Plan for your purpose?
Look back on your life’s journey…
I find His Record prevails.
Through each trying time… I reflect on His Provision, His Grace, His Love. And I see Him in every moment.
And I know, He was there...
~An unexpected friend at my side.
~A Doctor’s Diagnosis.
~Newfound strength and insight.
~Evolved knowledge and wisdom.
~New people to trust.
~A stronger marriage.
~Victory over defeat.
~A guiding hand.
~Encouragement from a stranger.
~New Passion ignited.
~Changes for the better.
~Path and purpose redirected.
~His Plan realized.
Oh, how difficult it is to hold on to the hope that there is something greater on the other side of those treacherous and trying waters. How do you trust what you can’t see? How do you believe in what you don’t know?
He sees. He knows.
Hold on to Him, my friends. Cling to His Promise. For He knows you best. And although you may not know how it will all end, He does. And His Plan is Perfect.