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January 19th, 2014
Emily Harriman
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“I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8 NIV

Today I would like to focus on the Psalm in our reading. As Christians, we know that God has a great plan for each and every one of our lives. It is not enough just to know he has a plan. We should desire to seek his plan and do whatever it may be that is in His will. Many times we can’t see what tomorrow holds, but God does. He knows our past, present, and future and He leads us down the path we need to go. So if we know this, then why is it so hard to trust His will for our lives? As human beings, we seek control over many things, including our lives. We try to make what we think are the best decisions for our lives, but isn’t God’s will so much more special and extraordinary? 

I try to make it a point to remind myself daily that God’s will is great and that I need to trust what he has in store for me. Recently, I put in all of my applications for law school for next fall. I don’t think I have ever been more stressed in my life, but what has helped me is putting it in God’s hands and honestly seeking and desiring for His will to lead me in the right direction. My mind is put at ease knowing that God knows the plan and knows exactly where I will be in the fall and even years from now. I trust that it is a perfect plan for my life, and even if I question it now, I know that I will see exactly why he led my life in the direction that He did. I want to do God’s will, but it is not always easy. 

Take a step back and ask yourself if you are desiring to follow your own will or God’s will. If you put the unknown into the hands of God, you would be amazed at how much it could change your outlook on life.

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