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.
I struggle with trusting people. I struggle even more when it comes to trusting God. He has all these plans for me and I have no map from Point A to Point B. All I’ve got is His word that Point B is going to be awesome.
The foundation of my belief is that Yahweh loves me. Deep, wide, enormously, amazing love. He knew me and He still sent a sacrifice for me so that He could have a one on one relationship with me.
So it stands to reason that if someone loves you, they only have good things planned for you. The problem comes when you don’t know the end game.
Yahweh’s plans are typically lessons that hurt. They take you, break you down, thrash you around, and suddenly, just when you think you can’t take anymore you find yourself at Point B.
Personally, I have found that the best lessons are the messiest and hardest. I’ve also learned that the messier and harder the lesson the harder it is to forget in the future.
I don’t know the plan He has for me. Sometimes, I feel that I’m so in the dark that there is no way that what I’m dealing with is for my good. How can anything that hurts this bad be for my good?
Then I’m reminded that the foundation of my belief is that Jehovah was sent for my redemption because I’m loved so deeply. I may never understand the plan. I may never know why it had to be hard. I may not even agree with the method in which the lesson is taught, but I know without a doubt that the one who loves me is the controller of the Map.
He loves me. He loves me deeply. Armed with that truth, the plan is what the plan is and I will keep putting one foot in front of the other knowing that I am held by the one that knows where all the hurt is and that maybe when I get to Point B I won’t hurt as much anymore.