This month I celebrate my 40th birthday! It’s a milestone that people either dread or anticipate with joy. Honestly, I’ve been so busy living life that I feel like 40 snuck up on me. As I pause to take it all in, I am so grateful. I have a fantastic husband and three beautiful, loving children but more than all that I’m enjoying the Lord’s love and in turn a greater faith in Him than I ever could have imagined. Yet the best is still to come! He promises to satisfy me as I hunger after more of Him (Hebrews 11:6) and He is inexhaustible!!! I’m so excited about what the Lord is doing in my life, my marriage and my family and for the good things He has planned for me, and all who believe, for many years to come. Many thanks to all of you following along on this journey via blog. I pray “that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height– to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19)!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11, KJV
The Lord encouraged me this morning with this: “though times are uncomfortable right now, they are not uncertain.” He’s known the end of everything pertaining to me from the beginning because He already took care of it. Though I may not know the timing or what the end will look like, I can be sure there is an expected end and the Lord will see me to it. I won’t be lacking anything either. In fact I’ll come out the better for it, enjoying peace AND completeness (soundness of mind, health and emotions) in spite of it all!
© Vanessa A. Harris and The Legacy of Faith, 2012.