“And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.”
There is so much comfort and security in feeling in control. There is peace in knowing circumstances will work out the way we want them to. If you are anything like me, I love to plan every detail and know exactly what’s going to happen. If I could plan out my entire life I would. However, if you have been walking with the Lord for any amount of time you realize real quick that God does not work that way. He does not give us all the details at one time. He only gives us glimpses of our future and the purposes for our lives.
This year is the first time I don’t know what my future will look like. Usually, I have so many plans and ideas. But when I think about the next few months to a year, there is nothing. Trying to plan everything and be in control is very exhausting.
Therefore, I have decided to trust God with my story. I no longer am allowing pride, doubt, fear, overthinking and anxiety to dictate my life. I want to live a life of faith and believe in the impossible for my life and for others. What would happen if we lived lives that completely trusted in God’s character, abilities, sovereignty, goodness, promises and word?
I want to bring you on this new journey with me. I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know what’s ahead in my future, and if I can be honest, many times I am afraid. I toss and turn wondering if everything is going to work out. Sometimes I question if God is really good and faithful. But what I do know for sure is that God loves me, I am His and what Jesus did for me on the cross is final. There is grace, mercy and rest in the presence of God. Because of these truths, my heart willingly surrenders to His sweet invitation.
Even if I cannot see God’s hand, I know I can always trust His heart.
So in this season, I believe God is inviting you and I to trust His heart. In the midst of your confusion, doubts, fear of the unknown and changed plans God can be trusted because of the finished work on the cross. God has an ongoing track record of keeping His promises from generation to generation.
Our focal scripture encourages us to trust and believe that God is working everything out for good. It is not according to our plan, but for God's purposes.
God’s purpose for our lives are better than our plans could ever be.
God promises in His word that the plans He has for us are good. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “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.”
God’s intentions are not to harm us, cause us to fail or to embarrass us. His intentions are to give us hope and a future. To give us an abundant life. For us to do good works He planned long ago; to grow us, to make us more humble, holy and to reflect Jesus. That journey of growth and change is difficult. But the promise is this: God is with us in every moment, and He is there to comfort, protect and strengthen us.
Dear friends, have faith that our God, the Creator of the universe, will bring all the pieces together perfectly in the right time. Ephesians 3: 20 says, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” There are countless people in the bible who accepted this invitation to trust God, and because of their faith they were able to be a part of miraculous miracles and victories. God is always working in you, through you and for you.
Will you accept the invitation?
Lord, thank you that You are good and faithful. Thank you for being for me and not against me. Help me to trust You with my life and future. Help me to believe in the unseen, and to walk by faith. Remind my soul of who You are, and straighten my spirit to give you my surrender yes daily.
Written by: Ashawrie White