I know I’ve done my fair share of complaining about friendships this past week, but today God put a new light into my life. For breakfast I met up with a friend to have a brief chat, but for two hours we talked about everything. We discussed my time studying abroad, her excitement to be graduating soon, mission trips, church, society, and everything else in between. The time I spent with her was uplifting and refreshing. Our thoughts bounced off of each other as if we were prepping for a big sermon. She told me the things I needed to hear and gave me the advice that could help solve my uneasiness.
She reminded me to always and actively search for God, because when you have God, He is your solid ground. From Him my worries are gone, because of Him my future is set to be great, and through Him I am given strength. Then I told her how I saw a lottery logo which said “Trust in something bigger” and how much this upset me. I felt it was foolish to trust in the lottery when there is a God out there who is far greater than any earthly possession. Later I mentioned that I hung up more decorations in my room, one of them being the letters to spell out Jeremiah 29:11 in massive font. “‘For I know the plans I have for you’ says the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.'” Our entire discussion was scattered, and we rambled on for two hours, but everything she was telling me was a wake up call.
In the midst of a very difficult transition period, God used my breakfast date to tell me that everything will be alright. He is my solid ground. He is my something bigger. He has a plan for my life. And all I have to do is trust in the Lord.