Many of us have reminder alerts, calendar invites, alarms and more on our phones just to keep us in sync with our daily appointments. Some of us even have 3 different snooze buttons to wake us up at different intervals. My earliest alarm wasn’t a stationary device or a phone; it was a sudden unwelcomed burst of light presented when a family member opened the door to my bedroom. I say unwelcomed because the light never entered when I was prepared for it.
Sometimes life burst into our comfort zones without permission. Sudden life change often feels unwelcome. Like a perfectly nestled child, we throw inward tantrums when our comfort has been disturbed. We want things our way or no way at all. I’ll admit that I don’t always handle life’s interruptions with open arms of welcome, but I’ve learned to trust God’s plan.
Plans, though detailed rarely include weather delays or unforeseen circumstances. We often trust what we see, but get anxious over details we are unable to control. There is no guarantee that this journey in life will be filled with laughter, joy and good times. There are seasons of good and seasons of extreme challenge. Yet, what we must learn is that no matter what the day may bring; God has a good plan in store for our life. When it doesn’t look good, there’s still a bigger plan. Learn to trust the plan, even when you can’t understand the process.
Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
I admit, it’s not always easy to trust your plan. I have a way that never seems to go the way I plan. Lord, I trust you today. Today is where I am. Tomorrow will take care of itself. So today, I choose to trust your plan. In Jesus Name, Amen.