Inspirational: When God Suddenly Changes Your Life Plans
Daily Inspirational Encouragement
When God Suddenly Changes Your Life Plans
By: Betsy de Cruz
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” – Psalm 138:8
Everyone has moments when the life they were planning suddenly takes an unexpected turn towards what feels like a disaster. We wonder where God even is and what on earth He’s up to. Friend, if you’re there now, may I remind you that the God who never leaves you will work out His good plans for you?
God has a purpose for our lives that goes beyond our limited understanding. If you’re like me, your life plan includes feeling happy because everything turns out the way you want. Yet God’s design for our lives aims at forming our character to resemble Jesus more fully; He is preparing us for an eternal glory that far outweighs our present difficulties.
God desires that we bring Him glory, and we don’t always get to choose how that happens. Yet even when life takes a turn we never hoped for, we can be sure God will use every circumstance to fulfill His good purpose and plan for us.
When we fail the class, lose the job, mess up the project, or get sick, God never abandons us. We are the work of His hands, and He is weaving all our loose ends into a beautiful design. He uses everything for our good and His glory, both in our present lives and for all eternity.
Today, you may have no idea how God will work out your circumstances for good, but you can trust He will. His steadfast love surrounds you.