Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Daily Walk Part 17 - Plans Gone Astray

She called distraught. She had been hoping to get this job. Her cell phone plan had changed this week and with it her number. The old number had been on that resume. They hadn’t been able to reach her and the opportunity went to another.

I listened to her lament and blame herself for the oversight. My heart went out to her.

Then the Holy Spirit nudged my mind with a verse. She got her Bible and we read it together…

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21

What confidence in the midst of disappointment! God has a purpose for your life. Your very best thinking is often not quite what God has in mind.

Trust Him with your life. When good things happen…rejoice! When things happen that cause you to wonder where He is, trust His plan, even in the dark. When things happen that seem devastating, invite Him in to redeem your life and direct you to His purposes.

  • He is a God who is familiar with bringing beauty out of ashes.
  • He is a God who is familiar with all your ways.
  • He is a God who loves you and has a purpose for you that will fulfill your longing.
  • He is a God who can be trusted.

Trust Him today with your plans.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Forgive me when I don’t trust you with my life. When I can’t figure it out I want to blame you. Remind me today that You have a purpose for me. Remind me today to trust You to work Your purpose in my life. I know it will be beyond anything I could have planned on my own. Redeem the devastating parts and bring your beauty out of my ash heap. I declare my trust in You, my faithful God, today!
In Jesus strong name I pray, Amen.