He Knows

If you have read my “About Me” page, you know that I am a young woman desiring to one day be a wife and mother. Having this desire and choosing to wait on God’s perfect timing comes with its challenges.

A couple of weeks ago was a rough time for me. My nephew was born and a friend of mine got married. Some of you may be saying, “Wait a minute, those are wonderful things!” I agree wholeheartedly. New life in the form of a baby is a blessing and a wondrous miracle, and new life that a couple embarks on together is wonderful as well. But when your desires are fulfilled in other’s lives instead of your own it can make for a bittersweet experience.

It’s times like these that the devil tries to get you down. He’ll try to tell you things to make you stumble, doubt, and dwell in self-pity. But Hebrews 13:5 says that God will never leave nor forsake us. Both Matthew and Luke speak of God’s care of the lilies and ravens, how much more then does God care for us!

I do not know what your heart’s desire may be, nor do I know what you may be waiting on God to fulfill in your life, but I do know this: God is forever faithful and good, His mercy endureth forever, and ” We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) So when you’re feeling down, like things just aren’t going your way, or maybe like God has forgotten you remember that He knows the very number of hairs on your head. If He knows something as insignificant as that, then He most certainly knows the desires of your heart!

Here’s one of my favorite songs, “He Knows My Name” by the McRaes. It never fails to lift my spirits and remind me of God’s love when I’m down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1jRcpFEIzs

Use Me Here

As Christians, this needs to be our prayer. We all have plans, desires, and dreams but all of that must never come before God’s plans for us. Giving our future to God can be one of the most difficult things we ever do. Spiritually though, it can be a moving experience. Trading our plans for God’s can strengthen our relationship with Him.

God can use us anywhere He wants, anyway He wants. Sometimes we lose God’s will by trying to serve Him the way we want to. Our intentions and goals are right but we would see better results if we followed God’s plans instead of our own.

Don’t let God’s work pass you by. Just because you think you can’t be used in a situation doesn’t mean that God doesn’t want to use you. God doesn’t always call the qualified, sometimes He qualifies the called. Allow God to put you where He wants you and use you how He wants to.