Almost a week has gone by and all the resolutions made a few days ago may have already been discarded. We step from one year into another with hopes of making drastic changes, only to realize that life simply goes on as usual.
Those we care about become ill, go through difficulties financially, suffer emotional loss, get divorced, have babies, lose their jobs – life revolves and all the hopes and dreams we make for ourselves seem to melt into oblivion.
Has this happened to you? We all experience deep pain throughout our lives. We can’t change what’s in the master plan. We have no control over anything. Sounds pretty ominous – even hopeless, doesn’t it? Especially when you believe you should be the master of your own destiny.
I’m in a season of life where many of my friends and relatives are going through health issues and even death. Some are tired of living according to God’s plan and have steered off into different directions. Some even give up, because they don’t have any fight left in them.
Whatever season you’re in, isn’t it good to know that someone is directing everything that happens on this planet? God is the only constant. He remains consistently the same – no matter what’s going on in our lives.
Goal setting is good. Making plans for the future is wise. We can’t go through life without some kind of strategy, but we also need to trust that God has our backs. He’s with us in all that we do. He’ll never let us down and we can be sure that His plans for us are for our good.