The attack of a deadly foe: nearly fatal chronic illness, loss of purpose…
“Enemy, don’t laugh at me. I have fallen, but I will get up again. I sit in the shadow of trouble now, but the Lord will be a light for me.” Micah 7:8
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
When I hear those words from Jeremiah 29:11, I imagine this grand, sweeping vision of my life, God’s master plan for me. I try to picture this one great thing He wants me to accomplish.
But, He didn’t say “I know the plan I have for you,” He said “plans.”
God doesn’t just care about the big picture of our lives. He cares about all the tiny puzzle pieces too. And, only He knows how they all fit together or what they’ll look like when they finally do. Continue reading →