I've known that verse for years. I've quoted it dozens of times. That doesn't mean that when my plans fall through I'm any less disappointed. And today, I am disappointed. I thought I had the next step all figured out. Everything was all planned. Things were working together.
Who am I kidding? I'm not in control of any of it.
I'm not a parent yet. So, I don't think I can fully understand what it means to love a child and unconditionally always want the best for them. But I do have two loving parents of my own and I know that from the time I was born, they always made decisions based on what they thought was best for me. There were times when it didn't always feel that way, and sometimes it hurt, but looking back I can know they did everything out of love for me. And those are my earthly parents.
I have to believe that the motives of my Heavenly Father are even more pure, His heart more loving, and His plan more accurate. I have to believe that anything and everything that happens to me.....is for my good. He would never do anything to hurt me. He would never allow me to go through anything that wouldn't ultimately be in my best interests.
So, how can I be upset when my plans fall through?
It's GOT to be for my good.
Even though I'm disappointed and a little hurt, it HAS to be for my good!!
And that's where I am this morning.
I'm disappointed, but I'm trusting my Father
...........and the love He has for me.