God has a Purpose

God has put you. He orders our steps, even when missteps. Sometimes this place isn't where we want to be. It's uncomfortable and challenging, and it doesn't feel like our dream. There are valleys on the journey to the mountaintop. - Kristen Welch

I was decluttering my room earlier when I saw my old journals- my airbags. I scanned all of them, since high school I've been writing about all the things that are happening in my life, and I was so amused by how God works. I've been writing letters to Jesus and he's so amazing. He isn't only my Savior but also my best friend. From being a crying baby, an introverted lady, and now a confident and secure woman- who knows her truth, and trusts the One.

It makes sense now, I don't figure it all but I completely trust God in my life.

Those pain in the past speaks now for His glory. I appreciate life more now and I'm contented and at peace knowing God is with me. It was messy, uncomfortable, disappointing, and discouraging. I was so young to experience those pain and heartaches but I realized it has a purpose. I am so proud of the young version of me who crammed at the Lord's feet when heartaches and troubles came. God is a good father to His children and He is so faithful.

I've seen miracles and answered prayers, rebukes, redirections, hopes, lamentations, joy, fears, doubts, sufferings, and most importantly what faith does. I am so grateful that this is my life, full of adventures, detours, twists, and turns. I may not know what tomorrow holds but I know everything is in His hands. He is certain since the beginning and I believe God writes my story beautifully; He even called me victorious so there's nothing to fear.

I am glad that writing quenched a natural hunger to express myself. Those blank sheets turn into testimonies of God's faithfulness, I couldn't even imagine that my writings would travel into different spaces, I always pray that they would reach the people who needed it the most, the ones who could relate with me so they won't feel alone. I know God will do something about it, God touches the heart and all I need to do is to testify His goodness in my life. It's the Holy Spirit who can change lives and my work is to believe in God without wavering and to know Jesus more so I can glorify Him.

I am favored to meet different kinds of people who strengthen my faith in Him, tests my character, and inspire me to seek Him more. I am also grateful to the people who cause pain in me, maybe I wouldn't be this woman right now. I know there's more in life, there's more in Him.

The next season might be different but my hope is in the Lord.

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Lamentations 3:26

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgement.

Ecclesiastes 11:11

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act.

Psalm 37: 4-5

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

Published by Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about "kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib."

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