No doubt, life situations can cause you to question God’s purpose for your life. For instance, losing a job can make you feel like a failure as a provider and money-maker. Delayed ministry goals may compel you to wonder if God even called you in the first place. A wayward child might bring about feelings of helplessness and incompetence as a mother.
Failed relationships could challenge your sense of self-worth. Living with an unloving spouse can do the same – it can tear you down at the very core of your womanhood. Grief may make you question even your faith at times. Trials, adversities and disappointments have the capacity to make you wonder “Does God have a purpose in the pain?”
The resounding answer is “YES!”
God carefully orders your steps [and your struggles] to bring you to a higher place in Him. Just like a patchwork quilt, He meticulously snips pieces of your journey to transform you into the image of Jesus. He then assembles them into beautiful patterns of victory so that the world can see the magnificence of His saving power. Think of Joseph and the countless sufferings and betrayals He endured on His way to greatness.
So, don’t despair, Godsy Girl. God does have a purpose for you. He has not forgotten you and will bring you to a desired end.
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you”. Isaiah 54:10