Sunday, July 11, 2010

Favorite Bible Verse

This week at Kelly's Korner, the Show Us Your Life topic is "Favorite Bible Verses."  What a great topic! :)  I have loved reading the responses!

Over the past six months, my life has been turned upside down... tossed side to side... twisted... thrown down... picked back up... you name the emotion, I've experienced it.  Through it all, though, I've clung to the promise that God has a plan.

My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11.  It has been since college... it applies to my life no matter the circumstance.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

When I was in the hospital and found out Addie was coming way early, I honestly had such a peace and kept repeating this verse in my head... God has a plan.  He is in control... Was it always easy to think this?  No.  Was I Positive Patsy all of the time?  No.  Were there days that I wanted to throw things and scream because I didn't know what was going to happen in the next 24 hours of my baby's life?  Definitely.  Thankfully, God never left me during all of that and His promise was still the same.

Now that Addie is home with us, Eric and I are still going through so many changes in our life, and we have so many unanswered questions about our future, but because of the promise God gave us in this verse, we know that His timing will be perfect and that what He has planned for us will be exactly where we should be.  

We are especially thankful that God included this little beauty in His plan for us:

1 comment :

liz willett said...

Johnell, she is a cutie - I love how red her lips r! Love ur updates, let me know if u have time to get together soon. I have something for her & I'm afraid she'll out grow it before I get it to her. 8)