I don't know about you, but I have had a tough year. (Let's add on a few years for good measure.). There have been a lot of challenges that have been fluid in their dynamics and difficult to deal with on a personal level.
But God! I know God has a plan and a purpose for the seasons in our lives. As the sayings go: 'God wouldn't bring you to it; if He wasn't going to see you through it' and 'God turns our mess into a message'. My all time favorite is 'God only gives you what you're strong enough to handle, so I must be able to bench press a Buick by now'. This last one may be said in jest, but we could be throwing a little bit of truth in the mixture of joke versus reality.
We, me and you, we have to hold onto to our faith and our belief in the plan God has in place. God's plan is perfect in its design for me and for you. I am, we are each called to stand true to ourselves and to God through all the messiness that might be obstacles on our paths.
We can, we will (say it with confidence) find ourselves on the right path to the good plan. We only have to stop looking at the messes that surround us and look up. We have to keep our eyes and our thoughts focused on God. God's got a plan. It's a good plan. It is a plan that is full of hope for the future.
God will see us through the rest of our story. God's gotta plan.
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."