Who plans this?
You aren’t naïve enough to think there will be no speed bumps in life, but dead ends? Blinding curves that leave you griping the wheel not knowing what’s around the bend?
In the midst of our plans for life is the word “happy” nestled neatly between the plans of family and children, love and marriage, health and, well, happiness. That’s our plan.
Then the real life comes with plans of its own and we remember that verse, the one so many seniors wrote in their yearbook, “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.” Jeremiah 29:11
Some days we are left to wonder where is the good? Where is the hope?
If we look beyond our plans, if we look beyond that single verse not seen in its full context, if we look beyond happiness, we will see a plan for us to rest in the unknown because we are known to Him.
Our dreams and nightmares, our success and failures, our strengths and our weakest moments are all known to this God who always loves us, always finds us and always goes ahead of us making the path safe for us to follow.
A path that will try our faith and bring us to our knees, which is most often where he wants us. Bending our will to His.
Linking up with Kate Motaung for the weekly Five-Minute Friday free writing party where Kate gives the word and we frantically, or not, write for 5-minutes, or so. 😉 Join the party which is a lot like a progressive dinner. Remember those?