“People can plan what they want to do, but it is the Lord who guides their steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
Do you like to be in control? If you know me, I like to plan. I like to know what’s going on and what’s going to happen. It scares me a just a bit when the future is unknown. I’m a big dreamer also. I love thinking about what I will do when I’m older, where I will live, the places I will travel to, and so much more. However, a sort of uneasiness comes over me when I think about that my plan for me probably isn’t God’s plan for me.
One of the hardest things in life is to accept that everything will work out in the end. As humans, we love to rely on ourselves and our own interests. It is extremely difficult for us to put our trust in God and know that His plan is better for us. Hold up. How am I supposed to believe that God’s plan is better than mine when I don’t know what’s going to happen next?
We must learn to trust in God, not ourselves. I mean hello, God is the one who created the universe, I’m pretty sure he is able to make our lives turn out just fine. Do you ever find yourself in a pretty awful situation, and you think that nothing possibly good can come out of it? It happens to me all the time. And you know what? I usually see the light at the end of the tunnel. It might take a little while, but the light always pulls through in the end. God puts us through these situations so we are able to see him more clearly. He yearns for us to trust Him even though we repeatedly depend on ourselves instead.
I know it can be frustrating when things don’t turn out how we planned. It’s heartbreaking when we work so hard for something, and we fail. However, God plans for us to fail so we can try again with Him by our side. We should ask for Him to guide us next time we feel lost or nervous about what’s to come. After all, it’s His job to walk with us on our journey.
I thought I’d add a country music quote to get the inspiration flowing.
“Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” by Gary Allen
Every storm runs, runs out of rain
Just like every dark night turns into day
Every heartache will fade away
Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain
The light will be there at the end of the tunnel just like every storm, runs out of rain. Don’t worry. God will guide us down the unexpected path of life. His plan far exceeds our own.