My word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire. (Isa. 55:11)
God was what I had been looking for my whole life. I didn’t know what that meant. Tragedies, relationship issues, wrong decisions, and other situations still happened. I had always trusted in my own wisdom and judgments to get through those rough times, failing miserably. At the same time, I was maturing in my faith: studying the Word, praying, attending church and Bible studies, and growing in my understanding about God’s character and deeds.
I began seeing the truth found in Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Throughout Scripture, suffering is used to bring about transformation in the lives of the believers. Through my breast cancer walk, he taught me how to have hope and peace. When my grandson went missing for several days, I was reminded of his all-powerfulness and his ability to do anything, even if the circumstance didn’t change.
God’s faithfulness to meet my every need was displayed over and over again. Through every difficult test or circumstance, different aspects of his nature were revealed, and I have shared these attributes with others on their journeys.
He offers you the same faithfulness as you walk through your journey. You may not know what the future will bring, but you can trust the One who controls it.
Trust God for today, tomorrow, and the future.
Yolanda Moore is a retired school teacher, Bible teacher and former state coordinator for the Christian Motorcyclists Association. For over eighteen years, Yolanda held local and district positions within The Wesleyan Church. She is married and has two children.
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