This past Friday, I had a countertop put on a divider wall so we could use it as a bar to serve food and to eat on. My contractor thought it would only take about fifteen minutes to install. Two and a half hours later, he finished.
There’s an old Yiddish proverb that says We plan, God laughs. It doesn’t matter how well we plan something, things can go wrong.
We say we want to know what God has in store for us, but what if it’s to change our plans in ways we may not like? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather not know that ahead of time. I’d just sit around and stew.
We all have needs from God, yet when we ask Him for help, we have a tendency to tell Him how to fix the issue. We want it done our way, not necessarily His because we know our way will be easier. Isaiah 55:8-9 tells us For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.
God’s way is always best. He may make you crawl through a window instead of taking the door. Maybe that’s because there’s an alligator on the other side of that opening.
God’s will is like a jigsaw puzzle until you put all the pieces together, you won’t be able to see the whole picture. ― Danny L. Deaubé, author
We never know what is ahead. Facing things with gratitude and patience will get us a lot further than grumbling. When the pieces finally fall into place, we might actually see that those interrupted plans were for the best.
Because of all the time I had to remain at home while the contractor worked, I got half of one of my KT short suspense books written. I also did a lot of filing that needed to be done. If it hadn’t been for the stranger in my house, I would never be this far ahead. God was seeing to it that I kept focused on what I needed to do, not what I wanted to do. That’s usually the best plan for me in the long run.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.