The plans of Man

As the UK has virtually been brought to a stand-still this week, I am reminded of this verse in Probers 19:21 ” Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand”

Travel plans, shopping trips, getting to and from work, visits, sports events, concerts all thwarted by a bit of snow! So many plans! So many ideas! All brought to nought!  It shows how much we take for granted, how we just make a plan to go and do something and assume that it will come to be, that it will go according to our plans. But GOD!

Sometimes I feel GOD steps in and shows His power to remind us that HE is God and that it is His purposes which will prevail.  So when we make plans it should very much be a case of “if the Lord wills” .

James 4:13-15

Come now you who say “today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit – yet you do not know what tomorrow may bring.  What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that”.

All our plans, all our days should be brought and submitted to God.  In the midst then of the disruptions, of our thwarted plans, of being brought to a stand-still let us humble ourselves, bow before the Lord, recognise His Sovereignty and say:

Your Will, Your Way, Your timing and for Your glory Lord. Amen.


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