Learning To Trust His Plan

By Sallie Reeves
 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; GREAT is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
Lamentations 3:22-25

Over the past few months, I have been reading a wonderful book by Paula Rinehart called Better Than My Dreams. It has made me think about the expectations that I have been holding onto for my life. I realized that I have been living a life of expectation. I have turned simple hopes into expectations and demands. I have been trying to control my life. We have all wondered at times, “Lord, why are you not fulfilling the desires of my heart?”  

I have been praying for God to fulfill my agenda and have been upset with God when my inflated hopes have not come to fruition. But those hopes were my plan, not necessarily His plan. At times I have been so disappointed that I failed to open my eyes to see that God does have a plan for me but it requires me to put my life into His hands and fall into trusting Him everyday. 

He is the way, the truth, and the life. ( John 14:6) His love is new every morning. It is alive and powerful. He has labeled us as Christ owned forever and He will not lose faith in us. The Lord has a hold on our hearts and He will not let go. He loves us despite our faults. We can rest calmly in the palm of the Lord’s hand, trusting that His love is more than enough.

Lord, I have not trusted you or your plan for my life. I have been living a life of expectation. Awaken my spirit to the joy that you breath into my life and help me to see that your plans for my life are better than I can imagine. The challenges and obstacles that I face are part of your beautiful plan. May I feel your warm embrace and find complete satisfaction in your love. Great is your faithfulness!

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