We can make the best laid plans, but it is God who ultimately decides what will come to pass.
The weekend started out like any other, I got the boys to bed early and managed to cram a productive evening of work in. If all went well I might get more time Saturday to work and write my letter.
Well that never happened. My wife got sick and all my intentions of work went out the window. The thing is, this isn’t that uncommon. Life happens in ways we don’t plan, and in ways don’t really want.
If we don’t remember that God is in control, and that he is working out his plan despite what it may seem, we will get frustrated. God is after something much bigger than our efficiency or work output.
I don’t have a lot to write today (nor the energy), but I want to encourage you to meditate on the truth that God is in control, no matter the circumstances. The better we grasp this, the great our peace, even when we can’t do the work we want to do.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9 ESV
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21 ESV
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
James 4:13-15 ESV
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