“The LORD has made everything for his own purposes”
Pr 16:4a (NLT)
Last week, I gave you a challenge to write your testimony. Have you done that yet? Be encouraged that this can not only point others to Christ but it can also help to revive your own faith. When we remember what Christ has done for us in the past, we can find strength for the tough things we are facing today. God is faithful, and our testimonies prove that. Your salvation story is a part of a greater story: God’s story of redemption.
The Contemporary Christian music group, Avalon, sings one of my favorite songs about this. The chorus of their song, “The Greatest Story,” says:
Your life woven day by day
is a new design of the glory God displays
on the canvas of creation
through the poem of history
in the pattern of redemption
running through the tapestry
You life in Christ can be
the greatest story ever told.
Just think: your story reflects God’s glory in your life! It confirms Pr 16:4 which says that God made you for a purpose. We don’t always understand everything that happens because God is so much greater than us. But we do know that we are a part of his plan. Ecc 3:11 tells us that “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end” (NIV).
Your story matters. It was set by God before the beginning of time, and you have a purpose. You are included in the greatest story!