For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Andy was struggling to scan the purchases—but was also determined to get it done. His customer recognized he'd been through a serious trauma.
She said, "…that must be hard to do with one arm."
"Yes, but you do what you have to, and I guess that's what I get for riding motorcycles."
"God must really have a plan for you since you're still alive" she responded.
"You have no idea. I died four times at the hospital, and they had to revive me. The doctors told my mom the first night, ‘Sorry, there's not much hope for him.' Yes, God has a plan for me. The doctors didn't know who they were dealing with. It wasn't just me, but my mom and her prayers—my mom plus God—you don't mess with that!"
Wow! Mom plus God. Plus means addition. Think about adding God to the equation of your life. "You plus God" has a pretty good ring to it.
"Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things."
- Samuel M. Shoemaker (1893-1963)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.