Sometimes in life, things don’t work out the way we hope…or plan. Sometimes, the sure-fire God-thing ends up looking like a mistake. Many times we’re faced with situations that just don’t turn out the way we envision. The old saying “the best laid plans of mice and men” go awry, right?
But what about those situations that are the reverse? What about the ones that you just know are going to be horrible? What about the situations that you spend hours agonizing over…the ones you turn over and over and over in your mind in the early watches of the morning?
What do you do? You read Romans 8:28, if you have any sense.
“And we know that for those who love God ALL things work together for GOOD, for those who are called according to His purpose.” (ESV-emphasis mine)
Let me just say, for the record, I haven’t had much sense lately.
Folks, the Word is true, or it isn’t. I spent the past two weeks moaning about a situation, rehashing it, worrying about it, stressing about it. And for what? Nothing. All my worrying came to naught. And you know what? I should have known. When God says ALL things work for our good, He means ALL things. Duh. And while it’s not always that easy to trust, we’re called to trust nonetheless. He is good, and He will work ALL things for our good (even when we can’t see how). It’s a promise.
So I’m trusting.
3 thoughts on “The Worst Laid Plans…”
Good post, little brother. Glad I’m not the only one who worries when I should be trusting. But He’s faithful, even when my faith is weak and wobbly.
As a great philosopher once said, “Don’t worry be happy now” Insert raggae music here! 🙂 Trust bro, He has it all figured out. And if the thing you have been worrying about is what I think it is then chill. It is all good! Nothing catches God by surprise. I have to keep reminding myself of that too!
Sis, I wasn’t going to write this one, but I honestly did so that you’d know it’s not just you! We all struggle!
Kev, I know it’s all good. Like that old hymn, I’m just going to “trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy with Jesus than to trust and obey.”