Last month was a difficult one. There were several things that I was praying specifically for but one in particular really burdened me. I prayed that it would come to pass nearly every day and sometimes more than once a day. Not only did this thing have the potential to effect me positively but it also had the potential of lifting up and encouraging everyone that I work with on a daily basis.
But even as I began earnestly praying I recognized that it was more important that God’s will be done than this one thing come to pass. So as I prayed I told the Lord that I would praise Him and make it known if He allowed this thing to come to pass and if not, I would praise Him anyway. Publicly.
The fact is, He is worthy of my praise and even when things don’t go according to my plan they will always go according to His plan. Job said it like this:
“I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. (Job 42:2)
God’s purpose will be accomplished and His plans never fail. So as I prayed I did so with the knowledge that God’s will was higher than my plans and I yielded myself to His will for my life and waited to see what the outcome would be.
Today I can tell you that the thing that I was praying for did not come to pass. I was disappointed and saddened but also encouraged that God had a higher purpose beyond what I could see. Do I wonder why God did not allow this thing to come to pass? Of course I do. I wanted it for myself and for my co-workers and as far as I could see, it would only be a good thing. But I can only see a fraction of the whole. God sees it all. I wanted what I thought was good but God wants to give me what is best, always.
I give thanks to the Lord because He is good. I make it known to any who would read this that I trust in the Lord even when things don’t go exactly like I want them to go. I recognize that His will and plans are perfect and that I am not. And I say that it is a privilege and a pleasure to be able to write about how good God is and how blessed I am to be called one of His children.
Thank you Lord, for being so good to me!