Friday, October 11, 2013

The Lord's Purpose It Is That Prevails...

“I know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted" ~Job 42:2
I don't know what season you are in right now, but for us, we are going through a difficult season of life right now. My husband just started a new job, we have our house up for sale, and we will be moving closer to his work once it sells. Changes, changes, changes. And that's just to name one of the changes and struggles in this season we are encountering. I was visiting with a friend yesterday, and we were discussing how even when we can't see the big picture, and the needlework looks all jumbled, God sees the finished picture, and what a glorious one it will be! Then this came in my email this morning, which spoke to me even more, as I, too, have lupus:
"In 1965 Howard Rutledge parachuted into North Vietnam and spent the next several years in a prison in Hanoi, locked in a filthy cell breathing stale, rotten air trying to keep his sanity. Few of us will ever face the conditions of a POW camp. Yet, to one degree or another, we all spend time behind bars. After half-a-century of marriage, my friend’s wife began to lose her memory.  A young mother called, just diagnosed with Lupus. Why would God permit such imprisonment?  To what purpose?  Jeremiah 30:24 promises, 'The Lord will not turn back until He has executed and accomplished the intents of His mind.' This season in which you find yourself may puzzle you, but it doesn’t bewilder God.  He will use it for His purpose. Please be reminded…You will get through this!" ~Max Lucado
"Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails." ~Proverbs 19:21
(Picture in Vermont taken from dh's and my trip a year ago this very week to Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont...New England, where our hearts will ever be!)