Knowing What To Expect

by | Jun 25, 2015 | Love God

I enjoy eating at my favorite restaurant.

We’ve visited often enough, I know what to expect.

Great service. Friendly people. Amazing food.

Rarely are there surprises. I appreciate the restaurant’s consistency.

When it comes to God, I know what to expect as well.

I visit with Him often. I read His Word. I’ve spent time learning of His ways, His attributes, His character.

I appreciate God’s consistency, too. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Even though His thoughts are not my thoughts, and His ways are not mine either, I pray daily for mine begin to align more with his.

My life will soon again be in transition. My job is ending in the next couple of weeks.

I’ve walked this road before, even though I imagine this one will be slightly different. Each journey through transition has its own unique twists and turns.

Uncertainty. Unfamiliar territory. A little anxiety. A little uneasiness.

But there’s also excitement, a sense of adventure, and the thrill of new opportunities.

God is in this.

I know because nothing happens that isn’t sifted through His hands first.

And when God’s involved, there’s no reason to be uneasy or uncertain.

I’m secure.

And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity]. Psalm 9:10 (Amplified Bible)

Because I’ve seen God work in my life, time and time again, I’m expecting to see Him do some amazing things during this particular season.

I’m expecting Him to show me what’s next for me on this journey.

I’m expecting Him to provide, to guide, to bless, and to stretch me. I’m expecting to experience His presence, His love, His grace, and His wisdom.

I’m expecting these because I’ve experienced them before.

We can expect God to work in our livesAs I continue to pray, and seek, and rest in God’s will.

Yet, God may do something completely different. No matter what He does or doesn’t do, I know it’ll be for His glory and for my good.

And friend, the same goes for you.

When you find yourself in an unfamiliar place, trust what–and Who–you know. Look back at past experiences. Where did you see God act on your behalf? Did things “just work out?” Did the unbelievable “just happen?” I’d say God was in it, and He’s in what you’re walking through right now.

Expect God to guide you, to work things out according to His perfect plan for your life, for His glory and for your good.

Where do you see Him working now??

I’m with you as we trust God and expect to see Him at work, together.

Cheering you on today,

Julie

 

Linking up today with Suzie Eller for #livefreeThursday.

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10 Comments

  1. Diana Rockwell

    Julie, I am your neighbor at Live Free Thursday. I am sorry that your be ending but I trust God to meet your needs. He is awesome in that way. I loved your post. We daily know what to expect from God. His Best. Praying for the perfect job for you. Blessings. Diana

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Oh, Diana. Thank you for your prayers. I so appreciate them. Glad you stopped over. Have a blessed day!

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  2. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    On this most physically miserable of days, pain untouched by a hefty dose of morphine, I feel God’s presence, and hear Him saying, “Get up. Get to work. Pain is incidental, but you have responsibilities, and I expect you to meet them.”

    And I’m good with that.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanking God today for your obedient heart, Andrew. I’m sorry the pain is unbearable for you. Praying for relief today.

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  3. TJ

    Love your transparency Julie! I will be back for more!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, TJ! I appreciate you stopping by!

      Reply
  4. Kelly @RaisingSamuels

    This was such a beautiful post. I like how you said everything is sifted through God’s hand first. There are many transitions going on lately it seems but to know God has everything under control, makes it much easier. Thanks for sharing this amazing post.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Kelly. I’m resting in the fact God is in control. So glad you stopped by! Bless you.

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  5. Abby Breuklander

    Hi Julie! Thanks for sharing, I really needed this tonight!! It’s so true that when I stop to look back over the last few years I can definitely see that He’s had everything under control! He’s got this now too!!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Yes, Abby. He’s got this too. What a reassurance, isn’t it? Praying for you this evening, friend.

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