I became a daughter of the King when I was eight years old and ever since that day I felt like God had a unique plan and purpose for my life specifically designed by Him. Throughout the years that followed, remembering God’s perfect plan for my life was becoming increasingly difficult as I was so easily allowing myself to be entangled in Satan’s lies. I was allowing myself to become so fixated on the things I couldn’t do as a result of having Cerebral Palsy that the mere truth that the God who created the universe has a purpose for my fleeting life had become a distant reality in the depths of my soul.
Even through those dark times I did my best to cling to two immensely powerful verses in Scripture which can both be found in Jeremiah. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT) This verse always seems to mean something new to me every time I read it. Granted, I have no clue where God plans to take me in this life, but I’m ready for our adventure because I have come to the realization that I am in no place to try and “limit” Him in terms of what I think I can and can’t do. Truth is, He knows more about me than I will ever know so how could I ever doubt my Creator?
The second verse that I sincerely love is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “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.” (NLT) Trust me when I tell you I’ve had plenty of times where it’s so much easier to say these verse as opposed to actually having the faith to believe them. On that note I am reminded of the story of Abraham and Sarah. (Genesis 12-18) They both struggled on numerous occasions to take God at his word and we all know where that sin led them. What I take great comfort in from their story is fact that God continuously proves himself faithful-time and time again, despite how Abraham and Sarah chose to disobey God, they were still blessed with a son, Isaac. Believe it or not God is always faithful even if we don’t think He is. I have had to be reminded of that countless times throughout my life with Him.
So, on the days when we are struggling to take him at His word may we be reminded of these words from David in Psalms:
“Your unfailing love will last forever.
Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.”
Psalms 89:2 NLT
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