A devotion by Trevor Bradley
I was sharing with someone this morning the quote that has seen me through many difficult hours. Times when life just doesn’t make sense or when there is expectation/faith burning in my heart for an anticipated answer to prayer.
Here is a quote I like – “The last 30 minutes on the journey of faith is the longest”
Proverbs 16 vs 9 says ‘”We make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps”
Psalm 32 vs 8 reminds us that ‘”I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. With my eye watching over you I WILL counsel you”
ALL IS IN HIS HANDS.
It is hard at times to comprehend, but it’s true. I have to console myself with the truth that my heavenly Father loves me and HIS plans for me are good. His timetable is not mine. But this I know, that no good thing will HE withhold from me.
Hear Psalm 84 vs 11 ”the Lord is a sun and a shield. The Lord gives grace and glory. No good thing does HE withhold from those who walk uprightly”.
Why is this so real to me today.? Because for some time now our family has been looking to make plans about a certain issue in our lives. We were encouraged to take a certain, established plan of action that would put us on a desired path. BUT today we heard that the route we wanted to take has been firmly shut, forever.
Thus I have had to flee to those verses before you today. It is in these promises that I find the comfort that with my plans GOD WILL MAKE THE WAY..It’s all HIM. As HE instructed the children of Israel to do, so I must do. ‘Stand still and see the salvation the LORD will accomplish for you today.
The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent’ Our plans…Christ the provider/way.
Amen- so be it according to HIS word.