Sunday, September 11, 2016

Made with a Goal in Mind

I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.
Isaiah 46:4(NLT)

My mind immediately goes to the image of white hair. It’s not a positive one these days as marketers peddle hair color and wrinkle cream. In biblical times, gray hair was a badge of honor indicating wisdom and garnering respect.

White hair in this verse demonstrates God’s never-ending love. Look at the tender words that various translations use: made, care, carry, sustain, save, deliver, and rescue.

The simple word ‘made’ hides wonderful meaning expressed in the original Hebrew word (asah). When God made you, it was “with a distinct purpose, a moral obligation or a goal in view.” The Psalmist describes the same intent when God “formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)

God created you for a reason, with a goal in mind, for a distinct purpose. (tweet this)

His care for you on this journey is unfailing. Through trials and missteps He will support and rescue you. When you feel completely empty, He will sustain and, if necessary, carry you.

He is tender and loving as you discover and fulfill His purpose for your life.

There’s no sense doubting that God created you for a reason because He never gives up. Before you were conceived, He knew your name and distinct purpose. Today’s verse promises He’ll provide all the support needed toward that goal until your final breath (even if your hair isn’t white).

Do you wonder what your purpose is? Have you ever felt the surge of joy that you’ve found it?

#SeedsOfScripture #LookingYoung #PurposeInLife

4 comments:

  1. Just cut my hair and am about to do "lowlights!" but I'm thinking maybe I'll sport my gray hair as a badge of honor instead. :-) Thanks for the encouragement here. He does have a purpose for each of us.

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    1. It's interesting how our culture values youthful appearance. My soul is much more at peace, confident, and joyful as I get older. I would never want to re-do those youthful years. It all goes back to looking beyond initial appearances.

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  2. I find there are seasons in my life when I feel I'm wandering around in a cloaking mist. Other times I'm sure I've heard clearly and I'm on God's 'beam'. Thankfully at the moment I've left the former behind and am secure in the latter. :-D

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    1. Glad you feel like you're in the zone right now. Yes, we have times of when the direction isn't clear and we must wait. But there's even purpose in the waiting. Good to hear from you Sandra!

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