Then, we had vehicle issues and I had to cancel. I apologized and told myself that it must not have been God's will. I believed that but sometimes I think I say that in a dejected sort of way rather than a confident one.
It turns out I was right. My friend was visiting a relative that day so she got there several hours earlier than she had planned since we didn't meet. And it turned out her presence there was very necessary. She shared this with me and it reminded me how God always carries out His plan. He knows what He's doing.
Beth Moore writes, "(God) is not unfeeling. He is all-knowing. Something down the road depends on our present stretch of pavement . . . Until we see Jesus face-to-face, our journeys won't be straight lines nearly as often as they will be a series of loops rolling us forward by circling us back to faith."
We get so caught up in our own plans and then stress when they don't work out the way we planned them. We gotta give up control to God totally. It would sure lessen stress levels!
Do you believe God's hand is on your life? That He can work things out for your very best even when things don't go your way? It's a promise He gave us.
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28