Sixteen {31 Days of Wisdom}

“The heart of a man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”

In thirteen and fourteen, I wrote about those who are still waiting, or those with unmet expectations and hope deferred.  This verse is one I have memorized and it’s the thought which keeps floating in my mind as we go through our study on Tuesday nights.

We make a lot of plans in life, we have our dreams and the desired outcome for our family life, our careers and ministry.  God plants some of those desires in us, but some of them are from our own selves. Either way, life often looks different from what we expect.

I know mine does.  There is hardly one aspect of my life that has turned out the way I planned and I’m actually really glad. His ways are higher than ours.

God doesn’t have a plan B because He does not need one.

Your life, right now, right here…expected or unexpected is the way God saw it happening before the foundations of the earth.  If we believe in a sovereign, all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present God, then our theology does not allow us plan B.

Mistakes, yes.

Wrong choices, yes.

Brokenness, yes.

Choice, of course.

But He knows.  And if Jeremiah 29:11 is true, then it has to be all true.  There is a plan.  One plan. And it is good.

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