During the season of our lives that was a Master’s degree, I struggled daily with where God had placed us. Because of my faith, I never doubted that we weren’t supposed to be there, but I did doubt that God was around, walking the journey with us. I smiled through my frustration, cursed through my fear, and let my heart cry silently as life moved ever so slowly by.
For my birthday, I asked my husband for The Message Bible. (Secretly, I wanted it because of the psychedelic 3D cover. I have strange taste in art…..ask any of my friends). He granted my wish – hooray! – and as I read through the New Testament I stumbled on this verse:
So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it. 1 Peter 4:19
I literally felt the verse lift off the page, as if it had been written for me. I made several copies of it, placing them in my car, my bathroom, and my office. It became my mantra, my prayer. It encouraged me. My head and heart repeated constantly, ‘Trust Him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it.’
I have walked around with that verse for the last 5 years. It will always be meaningful to me, even when this season we are in passes.
What verse, quote or book has carried you through this season of your life?