Written by TWFYT
Tuesday February 20

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Pr 19:21 NIV

They say, “The devil is in the details.” But for a redeemed child of God, He is in the details! When you set your heart on something and it doesn’t happen, it’s only human to experience disappointment. At such moments, here is what you need to keep in mind: (1) At best, you’re always working with limited information. You may know the end result you desire, but God knows what’s best for you, and He plans accordingly. “I am God…declaring the end from the beginning…saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure’” (Isa 49:6-10). (2) Trying to work outside of God’s will is like attempting to dog your way through a solid wall with a fork. Instead of digging your way out of a prison, you dig your way into one when you demand to get what you want. Do you really want to carry out a plan God hasn’t ordained? Can you depend on Him to know what’s best for you? “The Lord, the God of battle, has spoken–who can change his plans? When his hand moves, who can stop him?” (Isa 14:27 TLB). It’s better to be disappointed temporarily than end up with something you can’t handle. The story of Israel reads like this: “He…redeemed them from the hand of the enemy…Then they believed His words; they sang His praise. They soon forgot His works; they did not wait for His counsel…and tested God in the desert. And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul” (Ps 106:10, 12-15). Trust God, and He will give you what’s best.
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