Likely hoping for a little peace and quiet, Mom picked a children’s book off the shelf, arranged the little ones on either side and began to read. The girls did not like Mom’s book one bit. It was one of those learn your alphabet things. They had no interest in the A-B-C’s. Instead, they’d each picked out happy, cartoon-type stuff.
They begged and whined for mom to discard her plan and read their particular picture book. Mom paid no attention. She calmly proceeded with her reading. Eventually both girls set their books aside and listened as Mom’s calm voice read them what they needed to know.
We are like that. God has a plan for us. He has things to teach us and we don’t care to learn them. It may take us a while, but if we are wise, we’ll allow God to steadfastly point the way. We’ll come along side and listen to what God is reading.
My Darling Husband and I read plans that we did not care for at all. Ron recently died from cancer. Thankfully, with family, nursing help, good friends and neighbors I was able to care for him here at home.
How can his death prosper us? How can these plans prosper us? What future is there in this?
I don’t know the answers to all the questions yet, but this I do know. God loves us. He plans the best for us…if we will but trust him and willing follow his path.
Jeremiah 29:11-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.” (NIV)
Prayer: Lord, help us trust you even when we don’t understand why…….In Christ’s name. Amen