God’s Plans

Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Do you ever have days where you think, “What did I do to deserve this?  How could God let this happen?”  I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought those things at times, myself.   But when I do, the first thing that jumps to my mind is that I am not capable of comprehending God’s full plan for my life.  We are all woven in such a complex tapestry of events, other people’s lives, our purpose, growth, lessons, and so on.  We cross over into His plans for others’ lives and theirs into ours, all headed toward a finish that he promised to complete in us.  I know He knows what’s better for me than I do, much like when I was a child and my parents would keep me from getting into trouble.  I didn’t know better than, but I’m thankful they directed me, whether I liked it or not.  Even though I’m grown now, I still know I have much to learn, much wisdom to attain, and I’m not capable of running my life on my own.  God only knows what’s really best for me, in all of His wisdom.  And I find freedom in that.  Knowing I can call on Him when I don’t know what to do, seeing how He guides me, or watching events unfold before me so I can step into that next level effortlessly, I feel safe, secure, and confident – all because I put my trust my Father.

Not everything is going to be easy, but He’ll never leave you, and no pain is ever wasted.


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