Have you ever been involved in a situation where you didn’t understand why things were unfolding the way that they were, or what you should do about it?
I had an experience like this last week.
I had prayed about a decision, and moved forward with what I thought was the correct course of action. But things didn’t work out like I thought they would.
At first, I was upset. I didn’t understand. I was confused – angry, even. But the Lord showed me that even though I didn’t understand, He knew what He was doing.
God worked things out in such a way that the outcome was better than what I had ever hoped for. If I had not moved forward in the beginning, I would not have given Him the opportunity to work. And if I had fought His change of direction, I may have missed the lesson that my Father was attempting to teach me:
He knows what He is doing…and His ways are always best.
If things aren’t going your way, a good course of action might be to take a step back and to listen for His voice. He may have something planned for you that is far greater than you could ever dream.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
~ Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)
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