God’s Purpose for Our Lives

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The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. (Psalm 138:8, ESV)

Sometimes many in the Christian Church are worried about God’s will and purposes for their lives. The aboce verse reminds us that even though our own future may be unclear, “the LORD will fulfill his purpose for me…” This is a reference to the intimate nature of God’s love for his people. God is “high and lifted up,” yet he is also “Immanuel, God with us.”

Yet, some still worry that perhaps God’s will includes elements that are distasteful and painful or that his will is not in alignment with what we might think is in our best interests.  The second line of verse 8 (“your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever”) directs our attention to the covenantal love and goodness of our God and Savior. Because of this, even when his will does include pain and suffering or seems, from our point of view, to lead where we do not want to go, we are assured that he will never “forsake the work of [his] hands.” The Lord’s ways are always the best. Leave your future in his stronger and wiser hands.

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