Updated: Aug 23
In the depths of our hearts, we all yearn for a sense of purpose in life, a reason that fuels our every step and fills our existence with meaning. Yet, the path to discovering our life purpose can be riddled with questions and uncertainties.
In this blog, we will delve into the profound truth that your life's purpose often unfolds in ways you never expected, shaped by the hands of a loving and guiding God. Let’s embark on this exploration of faith and fulfillment as you reflect on God's guiding hand and find the courage to embrace your life's purpose with renewed hope and trust.
Embracing Unanswered Prayers and Finding Hope in the Journey
As I look back over my faith journey, there have been many prayers God did not answer the way I had hoped. Sometimes His answer was ’not yet’ and other times it was a flat out ‘no.’
I’m not going to pretend it didn’t hurt or that I wasn’t terribly disappointed or even a bit mad. Because I experienced all of those painful feelings.
In those hard moments, we simply don’t have the ‘big picture.’
God has a beautiful story He is weaving together in spite of our mistakes, failures, losses, traumas, and rejections. How do I know this?
Because the Bible is filled with story after story of real people just like me and you who have suffered. And we are promised that He “works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Are we promised a life free of sorrow, injustice or bad things? Unfortunately not.
But we are promised that God is still on the throne. He is in control. He has a purpose for your life. Even though on earth it looks like the “bad guy” is winning, the victory belongs to the One who loves us so much that He died in our place.
As I look back on many of my prayers that were answered with a ‘no’ or ’not yet’, I am grateful. While my ideas seemed better than God’s, I was wrong. His hand was protecting me or a loved one from something He knew was around the corner that I didn’t. Praise God for those “unanswered” prayers.
Wherever you are on your faith journey today please know it’s ok to be who and where you are…doubts and all. One day, you and I will finally understand when we meet Him face to face. Until then, hold onto your hope that God’s got you and He will never let go.
Reflecting on God's Guiding Hand for Your Life Purpose
Have you ever taken a moment to contemplate the incredible ways God has worked in your life, even without your awareness? It's a truly awe-inspiring thought.
The truth is, we often overlook the countless ways in which He has protected, guided, and blessed us. It's like a hidden tapestry of divine intervention woven into the fabric of our existence.
Consider this: God's healing touch may have mended your spirit before you even realized it was broken. His loving hand may have shielded you from dangers you never knew were lurking, diverting the course of events that could have led to disaster.
It's humbling to imagine the number of times He has come to our aid, safeguarding us and leading us toward our life purpose even when we were oblivious to the risks surrounding us.
Take a moment to give thanks to the Almighty for His infinite love and watchful care. Express gratitude for the protection He has provided, even in the moments when you were unaware of His presence. Let your heart overflow with appreciation for the unseen blessings that have shaped your journey.
In the grand tapestry of your life, there are threads of grace, mercy, and divine providence skillfully woven by an awesome God. As you reflect on these hidden miracles, let them inspire you to deepen your faith and trust in His plan and purpose for your life.
For He who has protected you countless times in the past will continue to guide you through the unknown paths of the future.
Remember, dear friend, you are cherished and guided by an extraordinary God. Embrace the awareness of His boundless love, and let it fill you with strength, hope, and an unshakable belief in the miracles yet to unfold.
May you walk with confidence, knowing that an omnipotent and loving God watches over you, both in the seen and the unseen. With gratitude and faith, continue to marvel at the countless wonders He has and will perform on your behalf.
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