God’s Purpose Will Stand

“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭Isaiah 46:10

Yesterday our bathroom was demolished!  Yeah! I was glad to see it go. But I never want to forget what God taught me in that dirty, leaking broken down room. Here we are….Getting Along!

We were more than ready to watch this tub go. Do you know what a showerbath is? It’s when the water doesn’t drain while you’re taking a shower.  Trying to keep a showerbath clean is futile. A waist of time!  It was a mystery to me, because even though the water didn’t drain well, somehow there was always a puddle in the basement anytime the shower was used.
Behold, our ceiling fan!  I cleaned this fan once because I realllly wanted to be THAT woman. The one with the clean house! The fan rejected that idea and sputtered to a stop the first time we tried to use it.  I was told….”Why would you want to clean the dust out of the fan? Don’t do that!” 

The handle broke off the mirror about 9 years ago.  I tied on this ribbon and it was a huge success. Totally free and embraced by the whole family!  Bathroom selfie!
I grabbed this handle when I was getting out of the tub and it came right off! I was told…”NO! You are not allowed to use that handle! That is not a handle!” I learned to not touch the handle that wasn’t a handle! Lol!
I’ve cried a lot of  tears in this tub and they weren’t crocodile tears.  I’ve had to do the work of grieving through some intense trials.  I would scrub our tub clean, get in for a soak and pray, pray, pray.   One day I was pouring out my complaints to God and this is what He told me.

“She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:27‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

I realized that even though I was going through very difficult things in my life, God’s grace was sufficient for me.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

No more would I loathe the life God gave me, instead I would be thankful.

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

 

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