“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Just when you think you have everything figured out, oh so confident, thinking you have it all under control. Plans get turned right side up and upside down. I thought I had it all in pen. Turns out I was using a pencil, and God’s got the eraser. Which is good, I would never want to end up somewhere where I was not supposed to be. But right now I’d like to know where I am supposed to be. I had one plan. It fell through. God worked things out. I have another plan, it’s falling in…it’s working out…it’s falling in… it’s working out. Now it’s falling in again. I like quick decisions, fast action. I don’t need step-by-step instructions, but I wouldn’t mind a starting destination and a road map.
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
This verse is posted on my bedroom door, reminding me everyday that no matter what I plan, it’s God who is going to be working things out in the end.
This song has been running through my head… “I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see”
I know this is a bit…very… ramble-y… It’s been a long day…
I love the song “Hope” by Remedy Drive.
“What a beautiful sight for the worn and weary eye
The glimmering light in the corner of a broken sky
Hope sweet hope like a star burning bright
When the sun goes down and the fears begin to fly
Hope’s not giving up
Hope’s not giving up
In a cold dark night she’s not giving
Not giving up
Hold on tight this city’s about to break
In the middle of the night lying there wide awake
Hope sweet hope how much more can she take
Being our strength when our hearts are out of faith
Hope is with me in my time of trouble
When it all comes crashing down she will stay
By my side digging through the rubble
She’s not giving up – not giving up – not giving up”