The Lord’s Purpose

Jeremiah 29:11 is a famous and wonderful and comforting verse about God’s plans for us being good.

I also like the verse I was on in my Quiet Time this morning, Psalm 138:8:

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;

your love, O Lord, endures forever —

do not abandon the works of your hands.

In my mind it also ties in with my last post.  Librarianship is something I feel called to — which ties in to the Lord’s purposes for making me.  I suspect that He made me to, among other things, find great joy out of connecting people and books.

I don’t know what He’s doing in my marriage.

But what a wonderful affirmation that He WILL fulfill His purpose in my life.

And His love endures forever.

And He will never abandon me.

May I find delight in becoming the person God created me to be!

2 Responses to “The Lord’s Purpose”

  1. Lorinda says:

    Amen and Amen 🙂

  2. Pam Hatch says:

    You wrote: “I don’t know what He’s doing in my marriage.”

    Yet all your emails I’ve read, I’ve seen that He’s taught you incredible growth, wisdom, patience, deepening faith, hope, love, and even joy through your marriage. I think God has done the same with me through my marriage. With much pain, suffering and sorrow, I am growing to be a woman like He wants me to become. That part seems to be the same with you. I know your situation is far different than mine and no one can compare yours to mine. But I feel that I share a sense of loss (by far not as much of a loss as yours) but I’ve lost some companionship, romance, attention,and intimacy since Rick has gotten sick. And that is still very painful to me. I know I can grasp moments of peace and happiness, but I feel many times I feel alone. I go alone to places now and then I just don’t go because I do not have a loving companion. I am begining to find other companions, but it’s just not the same with someone you want to be romantic and flirt. I miss romance. But as you wrote, He will never abandon me and may I also find delight in becoming the person God created me to be. That’s why he puts us through difficult marriages. We need the growth. We need to mature and be wise. We need to suffer and lose earthly things such as companions so that we will make God our companion.

    Your situation is by far very different because Steve claims to hate you although it still seems to me that he has strong feelings toward you. He may interpret it as “hate” but it could be something else that he’s unable to identify.

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