Friday, April 13, 2018

Plans Change

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21 (ESV)
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)

Yes, I know. I am supposed to be on a blog break, actually a vacation with Hubby. The weather forecasts changed out plan. Since we decided to wait until the weather would be better-(read not raining and not cold.) I have had the theme of these scriptures on my mind.
Instead of departing our home and heading south, I attended a funeral at our church. The departed gentleman was in a car wreck north and east of our city last Saturday. When our pastor began the service, he said, “Gathering here today was not in any of our plans. It wasn’t even on our radar.” These words brought me back to thinking about the plans we make.
As human beings, we are not able to see the future, we only see a small part of our lives. God sees the big picture and knows what lays ahead for us. We have to trust Him for everything. We also need to thank Him for all He has given us, and for all the people He sends into our lives.

Our bags are still packed. We don’t know when we will get to leave for warmer climes. I am learning to wait upon God and listen to what He has to tell me. I try not to get upset when plans don’t go the way I think they should. I believe this is part of obedience.


  1. I pray that you will soon be able to depart for your vacation, and that you will find it is the perfect time when you do...Just relax and enjoy the ride...whenever it happens. Praying for your friend's family too. We just never know, do we? But God is always in control and His timing is always perfect, no matter what. Blessings to you today...and just relax...your vacation is coming soon...

    1. Thank you, Pam. I don't know how long her children can stay here with her. She is a very private person. I appreciate your kind words each time you post something.

  2. My condolences on the loss of your friend.

    1. Sandi, Thank you. This event has been another reminder exactly how precious life is and how quickly our lives can change.

  3. Wise (biblical) lessons in it!

    Let's follow our King!Trust Him for whatever comes next on your calendar.

    Sovereign Ruler of the skies!
    Ever gracious, ever wise!
    All my times are in Thy hand,
    All events at Thy command.

    2. His decree, who formed the earth,
    Fixed my first and second birth;
    Parents, native place and time,
    All appointed were by Him.

    3. He that formed me in the womb,
    He shall guide me to the tomb;
    All my times shall ever be
    Ordered by His wise decree.

    4. Times of sickness, times of health,
    Times of penury and wealth;
    Times of trial and of grief,
    Time of triumph and relief.

    5. Times the tempter's power to prove,
    Times to taste a Savior's love:
    All must come, and last and end,
    As shall please my heavenly Friend.

    6. Plagues and deaths around me fly,
    Till He bids I cannot die:
    Not a single shaft can hit
    Till the God of love thinks fit.

    7. O Thou Gracious, Wise and Just,
    In Thy hands my life I trust:
    Have I somewhat dearer still?
    I resign it to Thy will.

    8. May I always own Thy hand
    Still to the surrender stand;
    Know that Thou art God alone,
    I and mine are all Thine own.

    9. Thee, at all times, will I bless;
    Having Thee, I all possess;
    How can I bereaved be,
    Since I cannot part with Thee?

    1. Aritha; Thank you for your kind thought. I enjoy the lyrics to the hymn. Thank you for that as well.


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