Thursday, July 6, 2017

My Story Is Still Being Written

The words had a familiar echo as I read the comment, “I’d love to know more about your story,” but today it made me think how often I want to hear my story, the whole thing, beginning to end. 

I want to know how long I will be in this valley.

I want to know if my child who struggles will overcome.

I want to know if I will overcome.

I want to know if there will be reconciliation in relationships.

The truth is I want to know. Most days I realize I am fully unprepared to know much beyond the moment I find myself in.

The Lord knows, He knows it all.

He knows I was born into a broken family.

He knows I have a broken family of my own now.

He knows there are days when I still want a mommy.

He knows I still cry about my kids not having an extended family.

He knows the whole story. He isn’t the least bit concerned about the drama of the day or the patterns I must break. 

He knows just when to write characters in and write them out. As I fellowship with Him, He is continually writing, developing and shaping my story.

He has written my name in the Lamb’s book of life. I am a forgiven overcomer even though my story isn’t finished.
Look, I’ve written your names on the backs of my hands. The walls you’re rebuilding are never out of my sight.Your builders are faster than your wreckers. The demolition crews are gone for good. - Isaiah 49 MSG
He knows me well enough to know “I can’t handle it all now.” He knows when to introduce me to a new paragraph, page or chapter. He knows when one should begin and end. He has it perfectly planned out. 

I am a character, not the author, and my responsibility is to fully give myself to Him and trust. Believe that this book, my story, He is writing is going to be the perfect part of His story.
...looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith… Hebrews 12:2 NIV
There is already much to tell because His hand has always been penning and fanning the pages. For now, I rest, trust and wait while my story is still being written.

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