Around the Corner
There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand. Proverbs 19:21
On the brink of a New Year, thousands of people become reflective over the past and begin strategizing what they hope to accomplish over the course of the next twelve months. As goals are brainstormed and written down, the most powerful component is often overlooked: God.
God is the genius behind all we do and do not see. Instead of simply surrendering your purposes and plans to God, you can invite Him into the process of defining them. Pause and hold your own priorities loosely. As you take time to be still and ask God to reveal His wisdom, you may be surprised by His thoughts on your past and His vision for your future.
When we remain connected and in conversation with God, our blind spots and challenges no longer worry or frighten us. Regardless of whether our plans are achieved or side-lined, our focus on Him brings courage. God is steadfast and in control. He sees around every corner and brings gifts and restoration from even the darkest of situations. Nothing is lost or wasted with God, who is our security and eternal home.
I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse. Philip Yancey
The Counsel of the Lord, Proverbs 19:21 – Pastor Chuck Smith – Topical Bible Study