I have quiet confidence that God knows what is best for my life and that He has a plan and purpose for me. I'm earnestly seeking to know, "What would YOU have me do?" There have been many times in my life when I had dreams and hopes that did not come to fruition and, at the time, was utterly and painfully depressed that God wasn't giving me what I wanted- what I pleaded and prayed for with all my heart. But HE knows better. No, HE knows best. He sees what we cannot see. It doesn't always numb the pain, but I also believe in feeling your feelings and allowing them. Then, we can deal with it and heal it. I'm taking comfort in Proverbs 19:21 today. The NIV translation says, "Many are the plans in a person's heart; but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."
Just like I believe there is a certain peace and comfort in having a man be the head of the household (a somewhat controversial topic I know), there is a big sense of relief knowing that I don't have to figure everything out on my own. I can give situations to God and seek HIS will and then patiently (oh, that one is so hard) wait to hear from Him. Sometimes we "hear" by doors opening or closing or by certain people coming or leaving our paths. But, I TRUST in Him and his purpose. Thank God for that peace.
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