Trust His Purpose

January 28th 2009

Reading the blog of Damian Horne reminded me of something God did for me nearly 3 years ago, that I feel like I should share.  Damian asked the question “How is your faith being tested and what verses have given you recent comfort?”  If you have been read my story you know I have been tested!  But his question made me think back to when I had my first surgery in May of 2006.  Right after that I was worried to say the least.  My life had already changed dramatically, and was about to change again in a major way.

I had left my career because I had become so ill, I did not know at that point if I would ever go back, I was healing from that surgery, and I was in the midst of packing to move to the middle of the desert!  My husband had gotten a job doing the very thing he loved to do, and we truly believe God had opened a door that not only allowed him to do what he loved, but that took care of our family.  Yet I was afraid.  Afraid of yet another change, afraid of what was happening, afraid of not being in control, and afraid of not knowing how it would turn out.  Then God told me it was going to be ok.  How exactly did He do this?

“When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.

In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?”     Psalms 56:3-4

“I cry out to God Most High,
to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.”   Psalms 57:2

Scripture–through scripture.  God speaks to us through His Word.  He reminded me that it mattered not what was happening to me I needed to trust in Him, I could trust in Him, and He was going to fulfill His purpose in me regardless of the circumstance I was in.  I could count on that no matter what.  His purpose for me was bigger then all that around me.  The race I was running was part of the plan, the molding process.  His purpose for me would be fulfilled, and that was what I needed to remember most.  His purpose was going to be fulfilled and as long as I remembered that I could endure whatever circumstance I would encounter