“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 20:24)
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delights in his way.” (Psalm 37:23)
“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” (Proverbs 19:21)
“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
I had the day all planned out. Just enough time to do everything on my list.
Not too far into the morning that got entirely rearranged. I was fussing and fuming about it to myself when all of a sudden I realized that I had given the day to God, as I do most mornings, giving him free reign for whatever would take place that day.
God is never early, and He’s never late; He is always right on time. When He orchestrates a day’s schedule and plans, He has a reason. We can trust that it is for good, and remember there’s always a bigger picture.
As I write this, I am thinking, “I hope I can remember this the next time my plans get bumped and the day’s activities get totally shuffled around!” and be thankful.
Inspirational Messages, Sally I. Kennedy 2014