When things don’t work out as you plan

“When­ev­er I jour­ney to Spain, I shall come to you.” Ro 15:24 NKJV

The world isn’t going to devote itself to mak­ing us hap­py, and only when we accept that can we begin to move for­ward. Much of the time life does­n’t work out the way we plan. Paul wrote, ‘When­ev­er I jour­ney to Spain, I shall come to you.” But he nev­er got to Spain; instead, he land­ed in prison. But it was from there he wrote the epis­tles. So your dis­ap­point­ment may turn out to be God’s appoint­ment! The Bible says, “in his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord deter­mines his steps” (Pr 16:9 NIV). Aren’t you glad Gods in con­trol of your life? Let the philoso­phers argue over why life works as it does; you just focus on how to live it! If you live to be a hun­dred, what good is it if resent­ment and regret keep you from enjoy­ing it? And what good is more time, if you’re just wast­ing the time you’ve got? Do you know how an oys­ter makes a pearl? When a grain of sand gets into its shell and irri­tates it, the oys­ter wraps the sand in lay­ers of beau­ty until a pearl is formed. An unknown poet wrote, ”This tale has a moral, for isn’t it grand, what an oys­ter can do with a morsel of sand? What could­n’t I do if I’d only begin, with all of the things that get under my skin?” God is at work in what you’re going through today—-for your good and His glo­ry. All you need to do is trust Him.

Source: The Word for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA, pub­lished on March 5, 2019