The Lord has really been dealing with me lately about what I expected His promises for my life to turn out like. To look like. To feel like. I heard a sermon from Mark Rutland on what our life with God looks like after maturity. We hear the promises of God, or the call, or the dreams God has placed in our heart. We get really excited and think “I can’t WAIT!” And then, not that God lets us down, or that He is a mean Father who withholds good things, but the circumstances of our lives don’t always LOOK the way we envisioned. They don’t always go the way we expect.

God promised me love & he brought me a husband who He specifically told me was His will for my life. I knew it. I honored the promise. I followed God. I obeyed His leading. But as the years marched on, I started to feel slighted, cheated, and ignored. I started to feel like God’s promise for this relationship was just not good enough. I wanted my old expectations fulfilled. I wanted it MY way.

I am still walking this one out. So I won’t say that I’ve arrived to some place of maturity where I can say, “Ahh so that is what God was up to. How amazing!”

For right now, I am talking it out with God. Praying, reading, sometimes impatiently and frustrated. But other times peaceful and full of HOPE.

I think God wants us all to know, that the circumstances of life will come. They may look one way. They may seem out of whack! They me even seem downright miserable. But remember these verses, and know that God cares about the desires of our hearts!

2 Corinthians 1:20“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”

Ephesians 3:20 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”