Standing over the kitchen sink, eyes mere slits from just waking up, I begin my morning ritual of packing lunches. Washing fruit, making sandwich for my son, and sometimes a note or a smiley face when he least expects it. I started to ponder. Why?  Why did God not allow a perfectly wonderful couple not to have children? Unfortunately, that couple was met with tragedy and the husband became sick and passed away. Maybe it's the fact that God knew. He knew what this sweet God loving woman could and couldn't handle.

So many people have such dreams and aspirations that come to a screeching halt. There lives suddenly take a sharp right when they thought their road was going up and up. I think God uses our broken dreams as part of our story and testimony.  You see, we have a choice. We can just lay down and wallow in our brokenness or, we can get up, shake the dust off, and let our story be a shining example to others.
It's funny, how He works in such mysterious ways. Sometimes you never really understand why but, when you get further down the road and look back, you see how it all makes sense.
God saw the woman who was hurting over the loss of her husband but, amazing as He is, He brought her a new friend who has taken quite a fancy with her. Honestly, I've never seen her more happy. Sometimes our broken dreams create opportunities for even bigger blessings in our lives.

You see, no matter what you're living in right now, the dreams that lay shattered at your feet are the stepping stones to the bigger and better things that lay ahead.

God says in Jeremiah "I know the plans I have for you". He knows the end of our stories and he sees how it's all going to play out to our very last breath. Our job is to trust him and let him guide us through this life to the next.
*Jeremiah 29:11 GNB

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  1. Thank you, Krista, for this comforting reminder that God is in control and we can trust Him. I'm so glad God brought this broken woman a new friend.