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  1. Just last evening I saw AGAIN how something that was a disappointment for me, something that hadn’t turned out as I had imagined, something I have needed to relinquish, to bring before the Lord more than once…..how it is turning out better than MY script would have allowed.

    Your words, so true. God is faithful. May we have endurance to run the steps of our race as He points them out to us, trusting the outcomes to Him.

  2. “I have this issue with waiting (as in, I don’t like it) and am trying to work on being able to trust God even though I don’t know what the outcome will look like. And if you think about it, that’s the exact definition of faith.”
    Can I just say…this is exactly what I am living right now. Though our situations are very different, I am going through something and I truly do not know where God is going to lead me…I have no idea what will happen, and that is so scary. I know there will be pain along the way, but I am trusting God!

  3. Goodness Amber…such truth! It isn’t up to us to decide what’s best for us, and you’re so right about “faith” – it’s trusting for what we don’t see. I, too, struggle with comparing my life against others and it’s a dangerous place. So often I think “what could I missing out on?” by not trusting in God’s plan for this moment.

  4. Oh, girl, over six year into infertility and I can so relate. I can also honestly say that although I wouldn’t have chosen this journey, it has led me to more blessings than I could have imagined. I wouldn’t trade it fo the “happily ever after”‘I had in mind. I love that verse “better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.” That’s redemption–knowing that with God is the very place for my heart, no matter what. Easy? No way. Worth it? Yes, ma’am. It’s been awhile since I thought about this–thanks for the beautiful reminder.

  5. Lets see…what I want versus God’s absolute best. You’d think that would always be an easy decision but I struggle with it more than I’d like to admit. The waiting is the hardest part for me. I used to wonder if I didn’t “pray right”, asked with wrong motives, or some other fault of mine (like not being worthy of what I asked for). But I am learning that sometimes it just takes a while for God to get everything lined up. I also have seen how He has worked on the inside of me in the meantime (patience, trust etc). Holley is right, it is not easy but it is worth it . Thanks for sharing.

  6. I like what our pastor mentioned this past Sunday about how you can still smell the fragrance of someone’s perfume after you left the room, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t left the room. Through our faith our obstacles are already obliterated and God has already provided our answer, we just have to remember that when our reality still smells like something else. Even when that scent lingers for a lot longer than we want it to. 🙂 (I know, SO MUCH easier said than done, right? 😉 )

  7. Amber, we have a lot in common!- I know what you mean when you say “Minute by minute days.” Isn’t it cool how JOY really does come “in the morning?”

    P.S. I am praying for your chocolate fast, too. Yikes. 🙂

  8. thanks for posting this…I, too, am living plan B…or C…or D…or maybe more like L! haha! But, truly, the more I surrender my own plans and ask Him to take over, He does it! Everytime! And though, I too, am not married and waiting on a lot of things to happen in life, I am trusting that God knows a whole lot more and has a better plan than I could ever think of on my own…and I just get to live it out for Him. He has put dreams in all of our hearts for a reason….and they will happen in ways that glorify Him and when people look at our lives, they will SEE Jesus…and I can’t do that on my own…

  9. Girlfriend! Love this post. I am on my Plan B but love that God gives us permission and even invites us to hope that our dreams will still come true, even if the timing is a bit off. Trusting that he knows our hearts and desires and is working on our behalf is the hardest part. Keep on keeping on!

    Jenilee