It was on a July 19th more than a few years ago that a little girl was born. She came on her due date. And she’s been punctual ever since. God knew all about her, even before that summer night in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Psalm 139:15
And on that night, as she was taking her first breaths and meeting her parents and the world for the first time, God already had all her days planned.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:16 NLT
God was there as she took her first steps, said her first words and most importantly of all, when as a child, she knew she needed Jesus in her heart.
But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 NLT
God was there as she grew up, went to elementary school, middle school, high school, Bible college, nursing school. And all through those years, He continued to unfold a plan for her life.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
He was there when life didn’t turn out the way she thought it would, the way it seemed to be turning out for almost everyone else. But He gave her a new hope and a new word – Anticipatience.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Romans 8:25 ESV
And so now, many years later, that little girl is all grown up, living in Florida, working as a nurse, still believing, and realizing how dependent she is on her Lord. There have been joys and sorrows and blessings and adventures and everything in between.
And God has been there for all of it. And I think that God is celebrating with her today on her birthday. He had a plan for her life.
He has a plan for her life.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6