Living with Illness and Relying On God’s Plans, Not a Life-GPS

“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. . . . Do you not know? Have you not heart? The Lord is everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.” (Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 40:28)

I love technology these days. We have mini-computers, games, hand-held gadgets, and of course…online maps and directions! With these modern maps, you can punch in where you want to go and information comes up telling you how long it will take to get there, which route is the quickest, and how to avoid construction! Wow!

Now, if only the rest of my life was like that. I so much want to know what my future holds. I want to know exactly which route I should take (I want to avoid the detours), and I want to know how long it will take to get there. Unfortunately, if I knew all that, it wouldn’t take as much faith to trust in God’s plan or timing, would it?

And unfortunately, some of those detours are in God’s plan. Those detours help me grow spiritually and they help mold my character into the Godly woman He wants me to be. The best thing for me to be is right here in the present, moment by moment. I need to daily ask God for his guidance. I need to consult him regularly on what His will is for my life.

Yes, it’s hard not knowing what tomorrow will bring – especially when dealing with illnesses and medical tests. But, we do have a God who does know the future and He will show us the way. It is much better to wait for God’s timing then to proceed ahead on our own!

Prayer: God, I admit it: I want to know what my future holds and how things will work out. But I also know I need to give those desires up to You for You to release at the appropriate time. Thank you for guiding me with your loving hands. Amen.

About the Author
Bridget Gazlay resides in the beautiful West Michigan. She struggles with Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, IBS, arthritis and migraines. She works full time but writes and designs fabric cards as she is able. Bridget’s prayer is for readers who come across her writing or fabric cards to see that she allows, “God’s creation to be my inspiration.” You can reach Bridget at: quiltforhim@yahoo.com or http://www.pfccreations.com. Make sure to check out her new blog: http://www.pfccreations.com/blog .

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