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