God’s plans rarely make sense to us.
We want His promises to come as quick and easy as possible.
Or suffering through the agony of waiting.
We expect that straight path.
Point A to Point B in as little steps as possible.
But His plans never seem to go that way.
His plans are full of twists.
Tangents that seem to take us far off the course we expected.
We were expecting A.
We received T.
And we’re left feeling as if He didn’t have a plan.
Or forgot it somewhere along the way.
“‘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
God knows the plans He has for us.
He knows what He is doing.
He knows how every circumstance, every detour, every perceived delay, tangent, and setback is working to push us into the plans and promises He has given us.
Even if it makes no sense to us.
God’s plans rarely go as we expect,
but they always turn out for our best.
We may not see it now.
We may not understand how yesterday’s loss brings tomorrow’s joy.
We may not comprehend how the twists and turns are the best path to His promises.
We may not get why we have to go through the hardship to receive the blessing.
But He does.
And He works every circumstance, every delay, every detour and setback and hardship to bring about His plans in our lives.
We may not understand how the path we’re on will lead us into His promises.
And we don’t need to.
We just have to trust that, no matter the circumstance, God is in control.
And He knows what He is doing.
How is God using the delays, detours, and hardships in your path to push you closer to His promise?