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Friday, February 9, 2018

His Control

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. —Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall. —Proverbs 16:33 (NLT)

You and I don’t have the final answer. We don’t know the final outcome to circumstances in life. We make our plans, but the Lord determines what happens. We take a risk, but the Lord manages the ultimate result. When our plans fail, do we worry about what happens next? When we risk something for Him, do we worry about the outcome?  We have a choice to either trust Him or live in fear. Faith in Him or fear of life. It boils down to that. We either trust or we don’t. Often, we forget that we don’t exist in a void. God is actively involved in our lives. He has plans for us. They are plans for good and not disaster. He always extends a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11-12).

“Don’t worry about what tomorrow holds,” He promises. “Today is enough for you. Don’t dwell on what hasn’t even happened. I keep your future from you on purpose. Your faith is precious, and it cost me my life. Don’t sacrifice my love for you by not trusting me. Trusting and having faith in me comes by hearing and knowing my Word. It comes through an intimacy with me that creates absolute certainty in my faithfulness to you. Learn of me. No problem will be too great or horrible for you to handle. You will soar above whatever might come because you have waited on me instead of trying to take matters into your own hand. You have sought me. You have found my truth. You have taken my Word, and it has become your very life. No matter what your future may hold, it is secure in me. My ways are higher and greater than any other. Trust me—and nothing shall break the faithful confidence you have in my plans for your life.”

Alright, Lord, we will make our plans, and still have hope if life doesn’t turn out the way we think it should! We will abandon fear and walk by faith. We shall be thankful you are in control and responsible for us! You manage circumstances beyond what we understand. We choose to trust you.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher

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