Designed for Each Other

Harvest time continued on in our garden. Corn was ripening. Cucumbers were still producing new fruits. Rick had been digging up potatoes and sorting them for cold storage. It was a day for processing carrots for the freezer. As I was washing a sink full of the bright orange veggies, I came across a most unusual pair.

I pondered a bit about how strangely things can grow. The smaller little curled up carrot looked so odd on its own. I imagined that other carrots might laugh at it, or call it names.

“Hey, what’s up with you, little curly-cue?”

How many of us have wandered through this life not sure why God created us in the particular way He did? How many of us have felt isolated in our “uniqueness”? It can be so hard to see God’s hand at work and continue to walk in faith knowing that He indeed has His reasons and a perfect plan.

But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Psalm 33:11 NIV

We grow impatient, unable to see the larger picture the way our Father sees it. One day, however, things begin to unfold. We feel foolish as we stand amazed at the perfection of His plans. Suddenly we can see why we are as we are. Every curve, every bump that seemed like a defect had a reason. When He formed us, He knew.

I reflect upon the days and nights I prayed for God’s perfect match for me, afraid that He had made me so strange that I would never find my “fit.” Rick has his own different bend to him as well. Placed together, bonded as one, we create something more than we ever could be apart.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh Genesis 2:24 Amplified

Today I choose to rest in the knowledge that our mighty God sees all things, knows all things, and holds us in His loving arms.

I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.  Deuteronomy 32:3-4 NIV

Can you share a story about your own impatience while trying to wait on the Lord?  Or perhaps you can tell us about the amazing way God has worked something out in your own life.  When we share our stories, encouragement flows.

Keep living and loving for His glory,

12 Comments

  1. I LOVE this post, Karin. What a fabulous reminder of how we are fearfully, wonderfully, and perfectly made – for the spot God has for us.

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  2. What a beautiful, encouraging story, full of God’s love, goodness, and perfect plans. Am I correct in suspecting that the two carrots in the top photo are also the two intertwined carrots in the lower picture? Thanks for sharing your message with us today.

    Linda

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    • Linda, you are correct indeed! God created those two carrots to fit together perfectly.

      He sees the big picture and knows exactly what He’s doing!

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  3. Thanks for that reminder. I have my left wrist in a cast and I was able to spend three days sorting at my parents house(my mother is a hoarder). It needs many more days but it was wonderful to spend time with my sisters. Its amazing how God works things out. I was almost overwhelmed with the amount of work to do and suddenly you can’t do hardly any of it. Its puts it into a whole new perspective.

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    • Eva:

      It can be so hard for us to tunderstand His ways when we’re right in the middle of something, but when we take a step back and see what He has done… awesome indeed!

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  4. Absolutely delightful. And I have been one of those who stands foolish when His plan is revealed. Foolish but astonished. Wonderful post. Made my morning. Thank you.

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    • I’m right there beside you, feeling foolish, yet blessed

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  5. This is SO encouraging for me. My fiancé and I have been dating for almost six years (since we were fourteen) and I’m finding it incredibly hard to be patient. My fiancé’s brother started dating a girl two years ago and they are already married with a baby on the way. I’m very happy for them, but God has to remind me quite often of Jer. 29:11. I know He has plans for my fiancé and I, but being patient and waiting upon Him is SO hard sometimes. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    • Praying that God continue to give you His Word to hold on to! Jer 29:11 is a great passage to plant in your heart and spirit. Agreeing with you in prayer for the fulfillment of His promises.

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