Resting in God’s Plan
If you knew everything about your life, and in this case, I am talking about every detail that involves you from life to death. How would that affect you? Would you be worried or Would you look forward to enjoying what is ahead?
It is human nature to be concerned about the future. It can be the next second, minute, hour, day, week, months and years. This concern has led us to work for a better future by putting into place plans and strategies that will at least guarantee a better tomorrow.
We all need to agree, we can plan but it is the place of God to bring it to pass.
Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.
This scripture brings us back to God. It clearly shows us that, yes we can plan, but our planning needs to be advised by God’s counsel. We need to accept that we don’t know as much as God knows or better still, we don’t understand as much as God understands. This, therefore, means that there can be a possibility of desiring and planning for the wrong thing which can lead to frustration and failure.
God’s help is available on matters that pertain your present and future. This is because He knows everything! By everything, it means there is nothing that He doesn’t know at all.
Psalm 139:2-4 (ESV) You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. (3) You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. (4) Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
Isaiah 40:28 (ESV) Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
God’s knowledge is complete and unlimited. He does not need to learn anything new! He can’t be caught up by any surprises. If you look at your life, would you say that you are worried about plans that you may have put together? Our discussion today can be an encouragement to you. Cast all cares to God and He promises to sustain you. Realize that worry is not God’s will for you. Why worry when you can rest on Him who holds your life and future? Confidence in God will take you further than worry. Come to God’s side of view and allow Him to show you His plans ahead. Be found and remain in God. In all your ways involve Him because His plan is what matters most. If you have missed it, there is always a new opportunity to embrace His way. Choose His way now.
Heavenly Father thank you that you have reminded us you know everything that involves our lives. You have cautioned us out of love that only your purpose can stand. You have given us an invitation to plan and walk with you because you hold our future. Our confidence is not in anything or anyone else but you. In Jesus mighty name; Amen!