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Sitting in a quiet corner of the library, I took one more look at my biology notes. It seemed hours had passed since I had started studying, yet the clock told me otherwise. There was a sinking feeling as I realized how much I had to go over for today’s exam. I felt frustration creeping in.  I thought of  the long years ahead of me as I studied to complete college and then medical school. I silently prayed asking God, "is this really Your plan for my life?"

Some days, it’s hard for me to see what God has planned for my life. The day starts off bad, and everything seems to go downhill from there. Nothing is going right, maybe for the first time today or for the millionth. I ask God for help but He seems so far away. My instinct is to turn to earthly pleasures: movies, music, novels, but these remedies do not suffice. They do not fill the hole that has been created within me.

I may think that by filling my mind with superficial things, the hole inside me will somehow disappear or begin to repair itself. I have to realize that the only solution, the only remedy that could ever make the void I feel slowly fade away is God’s love. God promises me He will always be there, no matter what the circumstance or situation. His plan for me is more than I could ever imagine. I have a window view of what He has set out for me. He has a mountain view of the life He has prepared for me.


Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I can hold on to this truth, to the promise that God has made to me. If my trust is in God, there is nothing in this world that can keep me from all that God wants me to accomplish.

When things get rough, and you don't see God's leading in your life,  lift this prayer to the Lord.

My heavenly Father, I know sometimes it gets hard to see where You are leading my life. I pray for perseverance and faith in the promise through Jeremiah that You have given me. Thank You for always being with me, no matter the circumstance or situation. 

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