It’s going to be okay. All of it. The school stuff, friend stuff, family stuff, boy stuff. Whatever’s stressing you, let it go. ‘Cause according to the Good Book, God’s got this. And He’s got you in His hands.
Do you dare believe it? Sounds simplistic, I know, but Jesus Followers face the future with confidence. After all, that’s what Romans 8:28 is all about: “For those who love God, all things work together for good, for those called to His purpose.”
Did you see it? Things work out for the Jesus girls! Things work out for His purpose! So it’s all good now, right? ‘Cause I sense some hesitation.
Maybe it’s this: You believe God’s in control. But you fear that His purpose won’t match your plan.
That’s where Jane was. She wanted to be a nurse, but school was difficult. And even though she studied, her grades suffered. “God has a future for me,” she said. “And His ways are good. But what if His idea of ‘good’ is different than mine?”
Been there? Felt that? I have.
When I first walked with Jesus, He knew my dreams. Surely He’d fulfill them! And then Psalm 37:4 promised my deepest desires if only I delighted in God. But you see, I had it backwards—Intimacy with Him doesn’t give me what I want. Intimacy with Him changes what I want.
So is it actually possible for your desires to mirror His? (Even if you flunk out of nursing school?) To be so enamored with the Savior that wherever He leads is okay? (Even if it’s across the world?) Y-E-S.
Over time, as you walk with Jesus, it’s easier to trust the path. His good becomes your good, and life becomes sweeter. Really! There’s confidence in every step—even the difficult ones—because you know three things are certain: You have a purpose, others see hope, and God gets the glory. Now that’s a plan for eternity!
By the way, Jane’s a pediatric nurse now. She works halfway around the world in the slums. Up to age 20, Jane never liked children. Then one fall, after failing a class in nursing school, she was hired to babysit two newly adopted kids. They had once lived halfway around the world, in an orphanage. It’s two blocks from where she works now. 🙂 Take heart, worthy daughter. God always knows what He’s doing.
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