4. A Reminder of God’s Sovereignty and a Stronger Trust in God
Slide 4 of 4
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:13,16
When circumstances hit our lives that feel like they came out of nowhere, it’s helpful to remind ourselves that God knew every day we would ever live before we were even born. As humans, all we know is finite time--what has happened in the past and the here and now, but God sees all of time together at once.
As I was praying one day about a specific situation I was going through in my life and how God could use that for my good, I felt like God reminded me that not only did He know this was going to be part of my story, but He actually planned my calling based on all the things He knew I would walk through in my life, this situation included.
God saw all your disappointments, tragedies, mistakes, detours, and everything else before He even created you, and in His all-knowing wisdom, He created a plan for your life that weaves all of them in and uses them to make you strong, help others, and make you who He’s called you to be.
Unexpected changes in our lives are hard because they are times of confusion and mystery to us and they leave us feeling like we are walking in darkness, but thankfully God always knows the way forward, even when we have no clue what that might be. I'll leave you with these 4 encouraging scriptures.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9
I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. Jeremiah 10:23 NLT
The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Wang Xi