God’s Plan

As I sat reading in my recliner, I glanced out the window, and my gaze rested on my gazebo. Instantly, I thought of how full that gazebo would be during picnics if my son and husband were still with us. I pictured the four men: my two son-in-laws, my son, and my husband, deep in conversation. I pictured more children running around, possibly the same age as some of my grandchildren now. My son planned to propose to his girlfriend when he was through with college and could afford a ring. I also pictured her in my mind’s eye. How nice that would have been, I thought.

“Hey, wait a minute,” I suddenly said to myself. “Where did that come from?”

I know what a trap that kind of thinking brings with it, and I don’t want to fall into it. At all costs, I need to avoid the trap of discouragement, wishing things were different, pining over my losses, and the list goes on and on. It’s is a dangerous thing to look back or to think of how things would have been.

This life is not about my plans. It’s about God’s plans. He’s the master of my life and this world. Satan may be the prince of the power of the air, but God is the King! Nothing happens outside of His will. My master, Lord, and Savior already has said, “My plans are not to hurt you, but to prosper you.”  In Jeremiah 29:11(KJV), He said, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” I’m glad God didn’t leave the events of my life in my own hands. I would have made a mess of it. With God in charge, I can rest easy, knowing that everything is as it should be.

Thank you Lord, for ushering me through this life by your plans and never leaving me to flounder.

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12 thoughts on “God’s Plan

  1. As Peggy and I prepare to leave our room at the Indy Airport to complete our journey home, your words of God and wisdom continue to bless us.

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  2. Hi Kathy, I haven’t visited for such a long time, I wish I could more often. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I just came across the phrase about “–If only—-” and how that’s “the saddest words of all.” It’s so easy for me to get caught up into “if onlys,” and to start comparing my life to those who appear so perfect. You show the way out thought, and may God continue to fill your mind with His precious Words of Life!

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  3. I lost my husband suddenly January 1, 2015 after 43+ wonderful years of marriage. He loved God dearly and I know that he is with our loving God now. If I were able to keep him here longer for selfish reasons, as I miss him so much, I would choose not to. How could I ask God to bring back my husband who now is experiencing all the treasures of heaven promised to him and to others that love God? Yes, I am glad that God is in charge of my life-and my husband’s.

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  4. Thank you Kathy for sharing that message with us today. I had a day like that on Memorial Day. I cried because I thought I missed God telling me that Bobby was going home to be with HIm. I used the word that Ferree talked about above. If only I knew … I would have…. IT made me really sad. The Holy Spirit gently reminded me that my mind had wondered into the wrong place. Thanks for the great reminder. He has great things in store for us.

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  5. Beautiful words my dear, True words, I often think the same, if my husband was here an he would be with our grandson who always wants to gointo the garage, The Other house he calls it, to ser my husband’s hunting trophies, he loves to see the Turkey tails, one of the last times he was here he said “grandma this is an awesome house you got here” how my husband would have loved that!! Thomas will be 4Today , we were there when he was born,,, how my husband got tears as he held his new grandson. …Lord you know sometimes we feel so ripped off, but We Trust in Your plan. Love you LORD.

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    • Www. . what your grandson says is so precious. My husband was looking forward to hunting and fishing with our grandsons. One of them has grown to love both sports. I often think of how proud and happy he would be. But in reality, I know that his greatest blessing and joy is getting to he the presence of our Lord. God bless you as you keep on keeping on. Kathy

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