Yesterday I received in the mail a Devotional book – Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young - from a friend who thought I might find it helpful. She had received a copy herself when her husband was ill and continues to use it now for her daily quiet time.
This morning I began with the September 16th message which offered in part:
“Though I may lead you along paths that feel alien to you, trust that I know what I am doing. If you follow Me wholeheartedly, you will discover facets of yourself that were previously hidden. I know you intimately – far better than you know yourself. In union with Me, you are complete. In closeness to Me, you are transformed more and more into the one I designed you to be.”
“…trust that I know what I am doing.” I don’t know how many times Jim and I talked about this very idea. Trust God – because for whatever reason this is the path chosen for us. We may not understand – or even be glad that we were chosen – but it is our journey and we have to trust that it is best for us. And I know that both of us discovered – and are still discovering – facets of ourselves that were previously unknown; even unfathomable.
God does keep his promises! He is faithful! Which makes the promise of my completeness even sweeter. I truly want to be the one He designed me to be and if I stay close to Him, I will be. Because He said so!