By Andrea Merrell
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
Proverbs 16:9 NLT
I’m an excessive planner. A list maker. Always thinking ahead about the what ifs and all that needs to be done.
In Jesus Calling, Sarah Young calls that “a
commonly practiced form of unbelief.” She goes on to say, “Just when you think
you have prepared for all possibilities, something unexpected pops up and
throws things into confusion.”
Ouch! Ever been there? I have. More times than I can count. By trying to control the future, the only thing I ever accomplish is losing my peace.
In reality, we’re not meant to be in control or figure out the future. When we place our life in God’s hands, our responsibility is to trust Him and walk in step with Him one day, one moment at a time. As a popular song says, “there’s not a day ahead He has not seen.”
Psalm 37:3-7 gives us a simple formula: trust, delight, commit, rest. Now that’s a recipe for true peace.
I’m still a work in progress, but I’m learning to go with the flow—God’s flow.
How about you?