My plans, His plans

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?  The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.  Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law…~ Psalm 94: 10-12

My plan was to be in Glen Spey, New York this week with 20+ teen mama’s and their babies for YoungLives camp.

My plan was to be much further along in the recovery process {from the knee surgery of July 11th}

Those were not God’s plans for me this week.

Rarely are my plans His plans.  And, I am learning to be okay with that.

I used to kick and scream {literally and figuratively} at God when my plans were thwarted.  I used to try to follow through with my plans despite the clear evidence they were not His plans.  I have come to surrender to His plans, even when they don’t make sense and I can’t see how they can possibly be better than mine {yes, I am that arrogant at times}.

There are lessons to be learned when our plans don’t match His.  There are purposes to be fulfilled in the following of His plan.  There is joy found even in difficult times when our path is aligned with His will.

Most important, His plan is better.  His plan is the only plan that works.  His plan is the only plan that I want to desire. His plan is best for me.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11

and the counting of gifts continues…

~ an impromptu trip, crossing the Bay Bridge to my grandparent’s house and coming home

~  low country boil

~  sitting on the dock of the Bay

~ watching my boys frolick in the pool, remembering when they were small

~ admiring my hubby with a fresh haircut

~ knowing deep down that His plans are best

~ singing worship songs with the family on a road trip- How Great is Our God!

~  clipping coupons

~  sailboats

~  laughing out loud with my Poppop

What are you thankful for?


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  1. Wolfsrosebud says:

    Glad your willing to be in His will.

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