Where is God when things don't happen as planned?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

God's got a plan but He doesn't often share the details with me. He does ask me to trust Him day by day. 
I don't know many people who have their lives (or days) executed as planned. 
Take my wedding for example. We planned and planned our special day. We still have the notebook we used to write the long list of things we needed, a ballpark of how much it'd cost. The closer we got to the big day, the less likely our dreams appeared. I accepted a job in North Carolina and Zeke was not able to go back to college.
God's execution was totally different than what we could ever imagined. When God's plan came to fruition, the details were much different (and better) than what we expected. 

We had a beautiful, meaningful wedding in the mountains of North Carolina. We celebrated our marriage both in North Carolina and 6 months later in Mississippi. God was establishing a firm foundation for our family in a new place. We just didn't know about it when we planned our dream wedding. 

Friends, I didn't even have the impulse to fight against my circumstances back then. I decided to trust God to lead my steps for He delivers on His promises every time. Now every time when I get to the end of an uncertain road, I ask myself, "why did I ever doubt? God really worked it out!" 

Trusting God is a daily thing and it's for a lifetime. I am encouraged to trust Him in every situation because I know that somehow, He has an upgrade for me.

• I might want a pretty wedding while God wants a firmly established marriage;
• I might want a career while God wants to give me multigenerational impact;
• I might want vanity while God wants to give me a perfect heart.   

As I acknowledge God in my area of need, I know, direction will come from Him. 

My friend, if you find yourself puzzled because your plans are not working, know that God is. God is working on your upgrade. You just can't perceive it yet. 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." 
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)