Without them, we cannot accomplish God’s work for us or be conduits of His character.This is one of the few verses that I have clung to throughout my life (well, since middle school).There is great evil in the world, and sometimes I get discouraged.
I’m not sure what I’ll do if I don’t get my Masters of Fine Arts; it’s what I’ve always assumed I’d do. This one gets used a lot and can also seem a little cheesy.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen this verse over some sort of nature photo as part of an inspirational calendar.
It means that whatever path God points us down is, in the end, for our own good.
If you suffer hardships because you strayed from God or walked headlong into sin, that’s another story.
I have applied to several graduate schools, but I don’t know where I’ll get in, if I even get in anywhere. Even though this verse has been exploited by Christian retailers (how many times have you seen this verse alongside the picture of an eagle soaring over a lake?
I’ve heard back from two schools, one a rejection and one has me on a wait list. ), it’s one that has become especially important to me as of late.This has become especially important to me as I have graduated college and am looking ahead to adulthood.Sometimes I feel like I can’t handle things, or that I’m not ready to be an adult.Let me start by saying that as I go through different seasons and struggles in my life, different verses become more important to me.The verses that held particular meaning for me three or four years ago are not necessarily the verses I look to for comfort or a reminder of God’s presence now.We may think we can hang around those hostile to our faith and merely witness to them with our presence without getting pulled into their sin, or we may even try missionary dating, but in fact we’re the ones more likely to be affected.