Suddenly a rash took over my body -- my legs, my arms, my stomach, my back.
Must be eczema I thought. Just need to keep moisturizing and maybe get some special lotion.
No, my husband tells me. You aren't going to self-diagnose. You are going to the doctor.
So, that's where I went yesterday. And I was told my rash (that was quickly creeping up my neck) was a very bad, and could be very VERY serious, reaction to the latest medication I was taking.
Darn, darn, darn! This medication has been like a miracle for me mentally. But that didn't matter. I was told to get off it immediately. Immediately! You can't pass go. You must, must, must quit right now!
Oh, I was mad. It stinks when something works so well must be stopped.
But it's just a bump in my journey. It's no big deal. It only becomes a big deal when I let it get to me.
The same goes for you and your journey.
You are walking fine with the Lord. You are living a life that is wonderful and joyful and full of promise, and then something happens. Maybe that something knocks you on your butt and you feel like quitting. Or maybe that great idea you were banking on didn't work. Or maybe someone at work just got weird. Or your car suddenly quit working or a bunch of checks bounced or that cough just won't go away.
Whatever that has snagged your plan, just let it be a snag. Don't let it defeat you because God's got this. No matter how bad it looks, God's got it. He's not surprised. He's not worried. He's got this. Let Him take care of you. Look up and thank Him. His plan never ever fails.