Change of Plans
Read Romans 8:18-30
We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don't yet have - for a man who already has something doesn't need to hope and thrust that he will get it. But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn't happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently. Romans 8: 24-25 (TLB)
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
Cree lives in Texas. She was in her senior year of high school when the COVID-19 pandemic began. In the years prior, Cree had set high expectations for the conclusion of her high school career. She dreamed of going to prom, of the emotional last day of school, and of getting to graduate under normal circumstances. But in 2020, things that so many had worked hard for and waited so long for couldn't happen.
Cree started to fall into a depression, and her anxiety was the worst it had ever been. Every day seemed to get worse, and she felt as though she was moving further away from God. But little did she know that what God had in store for her was going to be so much more than she could have ever imagined.
In the fall, Cree was actually able to attend college in person. She was scared and anxious as she didn't know what to expect or how she would do under the circumstances. But God led her to an amazing university where she was able to grow and be reminded daily of God's goodness. God has taught Cree that although our plans may not work out the way we expected, God still has good plans in store for us.
Prayer: Dear God. thank you for watching over us even in our darkest hours. Help us to be faithful, hopeful, and open to your plans for us, in Jesus' name. Amen.