Plans don’t always go they way we imagined, hoped, or prepared for but we do know every component of our path is part of God’s master plan.
“For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” (Ps. 48:14)
Sometimes I feel burdened and overwhelmed by the plans that don’t seem to be going the way I thought they would. I’m frustrated and perplexed and want to know “where is God,” “Why isn’t he doing it my way,” and “Everything would be perfect if it went this way.” The truth is, if I look back at my life and recall the faithful steadfast hand of God, I see past plans that were postponed, altered, or rearranged turned into the most beautiful portrait of God’s goodness, power, strength, and work years later.
“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” (Deut. 7:9)
So often, I wanted my plan to be quick, painlessness, and efficient, but God filled the journey with road bumps, detours, and delays. It was during those obstacles that He revealed more to me about Him and have faith in is His plans. I don’t know why I never got that dream job in DC, but rejection turned into God’s redirection to Houston. The wait for my husband was long, hard, and more often than I care to admit, I felt hopeless. However, the working of God’s plan, purpose and blessing was more than worth it.
Today, I pray you are encouraged that regardless of what plan you had, you realize God has something better. Be remind of the goodness that awaits, that something good, something that will bring His name honor and glory, and something that will allow you to look back and see how God not only met you in a struggle, but brought joy. Be reminded of how He is present, purposeful, and has plans of you.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Prov. 3:5&6)