Devotional books have a unique way of speaking into our current lives even when they may have been written years ago. They have a way of reminding us that nothing escapes the eye of God. Not a single blessed thing.
The enemy whispers his dirty little lies in which he attempts to make us think we are alone, or forgotten, or God won’t work in our lives.
Then God shows up in the reading of a devotional and proves the enemy wrong ”“ every single time.
Recently as I was reading, some thoughts went through my mind:
- God’s work in our lives will not be without pain. So why do we expect it to be?
- Hard things in our lives can still be His working in our lives. Why do we think otherwise?
- Faith will give meaning to our pain? Why do we think pain has no meaning?
- God wants us to collaborate with Him, not Him with us. Why do we think He has to go along with our thoughts?
- The adventure of life is a “sacred” adventure which means God is at the helm. Why do we think we are in control?
My devotional brings me back to the very Scripture which has been crossing my path over the last few weeks:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT)
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE for a look at this promise and the hope it still offers to us today.