Monday, April 8, 2013

A Wrench In My Plans

Has there ever been a wrench thrown into your plans? How did you respond? I’m not talking about anything questionable, but those good, enjoyable, and profitable ones. These are the ones where you are maybe even planning on doing good for others. This happened in our house this week and I must admit Robin responded a lot better than I did. I jumped into a different mode than she did, and I had to go out to the garage to work through it with God. There are still a lot of details to work through and it may still require even more changes, but there is a difference in grasping that God is for you and that He is working things for good to those who are His and called according to His purposes. There is also the blessing of seeing others come alongside to help in the process.

Sometimes it is really easy to let these things rise up in ways that we lose sight of our faithful God. But He is so good at calming us down through the power of His Spirit and the knowing of His truth. He is so good in providing brothers and/or sisters in Christ who encourage and help. And He is totally in control. This is the BIG ONE. With every situation that arises there is a BUT GOD! And maybe, just maybe, your plans are not His.

Today in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young (4/8)

I am with you and for you, your constant Companion and Provider. The question is whether you are with Me and for Me. Though I never leave you, you can essentially “leave” Me by ignoring Me: thinking or acting as if I’m not with you. When you feel distance in your relationship, you know where the problem lies. My Love for you is constant; I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is you who change like shifting sand, letting circumstances toss you this way and that.

When you feel far from Me, whisper My Name. This simple act, done in childlike faith, opens your heart to My Presence. Speak to Me in love-tones; prepare to receive My Love, which flows eternally from the cross. I am delighted when you open yourself to My loving Presence.

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

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