PRAYER: Lord teach us to trust You more and more daily. Allow us to see that you have a plan for our lives. Order our steps until we start walking into our future.
VERSE OF THE DAY: Jeremiah 29:11
I HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU
So often it is hard for us to trust God with our plans. We sit down and we map everything out accordingly for the New Year 2015. The minute that something doesn’t go according to what we planned we all of a sudden doubt God. Why is that? Could it be fear, disappointment, pride, or ego? Why can’t we just be content in knowing we have a God who cares enough for us to guide our footsteps?
Think way back when you had that crush on that one guy/girl in your high school class. You just knew you would spend the rest of your days pursuing them until they transferred out of your class or moved to another state. You find them later via Facebook or Twitter and they of course look nothing like you imagined they would when all you could do is stare at them in class. You have absolutely nothing in common and as of this very moment you are saying to yourself, “What in the world was I thinking?” But God says, “Do you trust me?”
Isn’t it amazing that when we can’t see our future God sees it for us. He puts us on the path that He knows is suitable for us. So the question for our day is, “Do you trust me?” When your finances are not where you desire for them to be. “Do you trust me?” When your kids are not recognizable anymore. “Do you trust me?” When your so called friends and family turn their backs on you. God knows what he thinks about you. The problem is, do you know what He thinks about you?
I encourage you to meditate on this scripture today as you prepare and map out your New Year 2015. Remember just because things may not go the way you planned doesn’t mean you should give up your trust in God. Simply trust Him more knowing that He knows what lies ahead of you and that He loves you enough to protect you from hurt, harm, and danger. “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, NIV).” “Do you trust me?”