I had heard this phrase many times in my life from many well spoken, well meaning preachers, but it never became a revelation to me until I was well into my adult years.
I was working with a friend on a project and we were discussing some frustrations that we were both facing. I voiced my dismay with the situation and also how I would propose to “fix” it. Then, I looked at my friend and waited for his agreement with my dismay and frustration.
These were his words… “I don’t claim to know a whole lot, brother, but I do know this… God’s got a plan.”
Many times, we get so wrapped up in our circumstances and trying to figure out how to make them all work, that we forget that we serve a God who has already figured it all out.
Jeremiah 29:11 reassures us with these words: “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Even when we can’t see the evidence of His working on our behalf, He is causing “all things to work together for our good.”
Be encouraged today… God’s Got A Plan!
I’ve had this cross for about twenty years. Before I got it, I had looked for a silver nugget cross for a long time, but could never find one I liked. All of the ones I found seemed to have no character, nothing unique. They all looked the same.
I asked a friend who owned a jewelry store if she could find one for me, but she had about the same luck as I did.
One day, she came to my office and showed me this one. I was very excited! I couldn’t believe she had found THE ONE I wanted!
I asked her where she finally found it and she replied, “Well, I didn’t actually find it. I had my silversmith make it out of some scraps that were just lying around.”
Isn’t that cool? Scraps… Put together by a master craftsman… A thing of beauty. It has never broken. It has never tarnished and there is not another one like it in the world.
Psalm 139, verse 14 says “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well.”
Sometimes, our lives seem to be in shambles… just scraps that seem useless, but God is THE master craftsman. He puts the scraps of our lives together to make something that will not tarnish and will be of great value.
Let the Word of God encourage you today. You are one of a kind and he is pleased with you! He loves you!