Allow God’s promise to transcend time and speak to you today.
God’s Word assures that He has a great plan for you.
Trust that the circumstances of today will not harm you but that God will use it all to prepare you for what is ahead.
Enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going
I was talkin to my best friend this morning about God’s plans.
How far-reaching and specifically designed and detailed are Your ways O God!
I have MS. It has been, without doubt, the biggest struggle of my adult life and the longest lasting.
I cannot overstate that.
Growing up, my good friend’s mom had MS. That family was my nearest neighbor to attend a certain small Christian School with me–close enough to car pool.
Naturally enough, my brother and I got to know their family very well.
The only reason that my Working Poor family could afford to send my brother and I to a private school was the fact that my aunt and uncle and grandparents were paying for it every month.
My best friend and I were reflecting that God’s plans had to stretch back to when my grandparents bought that property and decided to deed that land to their son, who became my father.
My brother and I could have lived anywhere: my grandparents owned property all over Western and Southern Oregon!
My school friend’s family also settled near the Santiam River. (Five miles up the road from us, as a matter of fact.)
“Amazingly coincidental”, you say?
Well, the plot thickens.
God further had to persuade my aunt, uncle and grandparents to pay for private Christian schooling, so that we would carpool with this family, so I would know them extremely well, well enough to be told intimate details of Karen’s progressing illness.
It would be absolutely impossible to retell the goodness that has come from this association
When i met her, Karen Darwood was in the middle stages of the same disease that would strike me out of the blue, as a middle-aged mom.
I BLESS the day that Karen and Heidi and their family came into my life.
I feel so loved and planned for and thought about and cared for! Don’t you? ♡
Seventy years ago, when grandpa decided to build a house on a particular Hill near the Santiam River, and 50 years ago when Dad chose that property to settle on with his wife and children, he was planning for me and my autoimmune disease.
What well-thought-out, detailed, intricate, masterfully creative, good and hopeful plans does he have in store for the rest of the planet? All of us have a plan like that…
…and God keeps track of it all.
This is God ’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
Jeremiah 29:10-11 MSG