Twice each year one of my all-time favorite sites hosts a "Blog Carnival". I missed the Christmas one this year simply because I was swamped. But I'm gunning for it this week! I love the collective writing and reading all of the other posts!
Which scripture has been a life verse for you on your journey as a military spouse, or what scripture has God used to comfort you on this journey in military life?
The Bible has so many verses that I have relied on but one set I always come back to is Jeremiah 29:11-13.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,'" declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.'"
Wow. I sometimes get caught up in my daily life to remember that God has good plans for me. I sometimes feel so alone in this military wife journey. Living far from a military installation in Anytown USA, I forge my own way most of the time living my double life as military wife and common civilian. A stranger I pass in the grocery store doesn't know me. But God does. He knows each situation. He knows each day I wake up feeling alone. And He knows that this is all part of his grand plan. I can't help but smile to think that I have a place in God's plan. Most days I feel like a walking disaster. But God doesn't see us that way. If we're willing and open, we call out to Him and we seek Him with our whole hearts - boy, we won't know what hit us!
Things may not always be easy or good in life, but the more challenging situations I've lived through, the more I can see how God is using the tough stuff to help me fit right into His grand plan!