2020-09-05 - Plans
Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)—Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’S purpose that prevails.
Our family had made several plans for 2020. We were going to travel and visit friends and family. We looked forward to meeting with people that we had not seen in years. Then the COVID-19 virus changed everything. We have postponed our travel plans and visited with family and friends through email, texting and phone calls.
In the Proverbs, Solomon advises us that our plans depend on God’s purposes. God’s timing is not necessarily our timing. Our plans may not follow what God has in store for us.
How do we respond? We should of course plan ahead for situations in our lives. But we should realize that our plans may be changed by God’s timing. We must be flexible and trust in God’s will for our lives.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.