It is impossible to imagine all God has planned for our lives. Impossible to see where we’re headed and all He is going to do.
And so many times, when I dream about how life will unfold, I don’t dream big enough. My scope is too limited and my requests far too feeble and small. Over and over again He unfolds the awesomeness He has in store–amazing events I could have never imagined.
I remember, just 4 months after our new beginning, the excitement that came after those two lines appeared. How thrilled we were in the midst of our healing and recovery to be blessed with our first child. Thrilled … until the bleeding began on the very day that would have been my 9th wedding anniversary of my previous marriage. The one from which I was divorced.
It was thirteen years ago yesterday, the miscarriage happened. And I remember spending the entire day curled up on that leather couch, crying and wondering why. Suspecting it was the result I deserved for all I’d done. Heartbroken, and thinking God may never bless us with children because of our failure.
Oh did I have so much to learn about God.
Yes, He is a God of justice and wrath, and that is part of His character. But that is why, in His great love for us, He sent His Son to die on that Cross. To satisfy His judgement and to pay the penalty for our sin. For once and for all time.
His love conquers our failure, our lack of belief, and the limitations of all we imagine. [Tweet that]
His plans for me have materialized beyond anything I considered. And the blessings He’s given have surpassed my wildest imagination. Who knows? Perhaps that’s a title for a future blog post series, since it is way more than this five-minute-friday can hold.
But for now, what I have learned–and what I absolutely do know is …
No matter what we are facing, hoping for, or dreaming of,
God’s plan for us is beyond anything we can imagine. [Tweet that]
As we cling to that place of quiet rest, near to His heart, reading His Word, and listening to His voice, He holds us as we wait before Him. And He unfolds His glorious plans for us in His time.
Always … In. His. Perfect. Time.
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— 1 Corinthians 2:9 (ESV)
How has God surpassed your wildest imagination?
When do you feel nearest to His heart?
I’m joining Lisa-Jo, over at her site today, to take five minutes and just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. The challenge is to write for
5 10 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing, with the prompt she gives. And today, her prompt: