This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 55:8 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the unplanned situations in our lives.
I have recently been wrestling with a certain situation and have been rather anxious because of it. Then, I got up the other morning to say my prayers and do my reading, and I happened to flip to a passage about the Anakites.
Anakites were very large people who were actually seen as giants. They occupied the Promised Land when the Israelites were making their way there.
The point of the passage I read was that God wanted the Israelites to see that He would empower them to defeat and conquer these giants.
When I read this, given the context of what I was going through and feeling, I interpreted that as a sign from God that He would help me address my giant-sized conversation scheduled for later that day. In that moment I was relieved as I had received this as a sign from God.
However, later that day, the conversation didn’t go the way that I had expected or hoped. By evening, I felt so defeated that I believed that it was just a coincidence I had flipped to the passage. I didn’t have faith that God was giving me some sign.
Yet, I reminded myself that God’s ways are not my ways. He is at work in every situation. My job is just to trust that. So the words that I will keep on my heart today are words that I recently shared: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” Isaiah 55:8 (ESV)
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So today, let’s rejoice that our plans are not God’s plans.