“I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and No one can upset Your plans. Job 42:2
Are you as convinced as Job that God can do what He says He can do? I wonder then, why do so many of us who say we believe not trust Him on this?
God had just taken Job to task for trying to explain His motives and actions. Now, I don’t know about you, but if God appeared to me in a whirlwind or tornado or giant storm I would be listening closely. Job and his friends were trying to explain the catastrophe of Job’s current life. God simply set them straight by asking if they really thought they knew what they were talking about.
Jeremiah gives the same message to the Exiles in 29:11. I know you know that verse. God is telling them that He has a plan and it is not to harm them. In Job’s case God was not causing the harm, the evil one was. God’s plan was still in place. He restored Job’s fortune and gave him more children. He will do the same for everyone if we ask. Job had to ask for forgiveness because he was trying to say he knew more than God. The Israelites had to ask for for forgiveness before they were allowed to return to their homeland. (Check out Jeremiah 29:12-13)
All we need to do is trust God to do what He has already planned for us.
Almightly God, help us see that we are not always right in our thoughts of what You are doing. Help us know that Your plan is already in motion, that it is perfect in every way, and that You know what You are doing. Open our minds to Your leading. Make it so in Jesus Name.
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Blessings to you and yours!
Story telling is one of the most effective ways to share information that will be remembered and Ed Underwood does a powerful job of this in his book “The Trail”. A young couple is having a difficult time making a life decision. Wanting this decision to be not only the right one but also the one that fits God’s purpose for their life they seek help.
At the urging of their friends (who have already gone through this process) Matt and Brenda undertake a hiking trip into the High Sierras with retired Firefighter, Sam Lucas who has agreed to help them come to agreement about their decision. He shares eight principles with them during the time they travel together, each with a scripture reference and life lessons. Trust, intimacy, God’s love and much more are covered.
Underwood makes it very clear that all people approach life decisions in different ways, but only trusting God, His Word, other believers and one another will bring us to the answer God intends. Every person carries old ‘baggage’ and new experiences into a marriage. Trusting one another with every bit, good and bad, of our lives allows the married couple to make solid decisions for all of life’s issues.
This book is a must-read for all couples! Whether newly married or entering retirement, and at all stages during marriage, this delightful story grounds the reader in Biblical principals that will last through all the storms and turmoil of life as a couple.
I was a provided a copy of this book for my review. No other compensation was received. If you would like read it I have included the link to Amazon where you can purchase it. I received no remuneration for your purchase.