I haven't been able to get this verse out of my head the past five months for some reason. It pops into my mind at random times, or I'll run across it in an unexpected place. And I love it. What a hope-filled and humbling verse this is for me. I feel as if God is constantly trying to tell me, "Dream bigger. No, even BIGGER. I want to do things in, through, and for you that you can't even begin to imagine." And I'll be honest, in my life right now I think God has been reminding me of this verse as it relates to my future (unknown) husband.
I have been repeatedly encouraged by hearing other's love stories and have seen that it is possible to have an amazing, love-filled, and God-honoring marriage. At times I feel the thoughts of inadequacy, regret, and doubt seeping into my mind, but then I am reminded of this verse and God's words: "immeasurably more." I've started to let go of my own expectations for marriage, and am instead just so excited to see what God has in store because it is bigger and better than any story I could write for myself. And the best part? It's all to showcase His glory. He changes hearts from the inside out and writes incredible love stories not so that we can boast in our own efforts, but so we can give Him all the credit and all the glory.
I want to encourage you - if you feel like settling, giving up hope, or doubting your future - don't. Have faith that God is going to do big things in your life, and allow your heart to be comforted by the fact that Jesus is writing your story, not you.
xoxo, Sara B of Glitter & Grace
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