It was a disappointing blow.
My heart ached with the news this precious one in my life received.
This isn’t the way it was supposed to go. It never occurred that it wouldn’t happen the way it was planned out. Plan A was the only option in our minds, and when it didn’t come to pass, life came to a screeching halt. An abrupt screeching halt.
Did you see the black marks it left on the pavement???
This didn’t make sense. Wasn’t Plan A what God wanted? After seeking Him and searching Him, and all the preparations and hard work. Now it all stops?? Really, God??
What do you do when life doesn’t go as planned?
I know what I used to do, and it’s quite different than what I do now. I used to pout, and whine, and throw a temper tantrum. I used to throw my hands in the air in despair and quit.
Through experience of watching God work in every situation in my life, through understanding there’s a bigger picture that I may not currently see, through experiencing God’s faithfulness and His plans and purposes for my life and the lives of others come to pass, I now trust.
Even when Plan A didn’t work. Even when I did all I could do to make it work. Even when I’ve lived, breathed, prayed, prepared and everything else, and it didn’t happen the way I thought it would. I still trust.
God might have something better.
It may not look like we thought it would, and it may not happen in our time frame. But we can trust God knows what He’s doing, and we can trust He’s going to work it out for good.
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. Romans 8:28 The Voice
Is there a disappointment in your life where Plan A didn’t work? Maybe Plan B didn’t either? Friend, God might have something better for you. Something you cannot even currently imagine. Something so perfect, something so special, something so amazing that only God could do.
Be confident in God. You can trust Him. He knows what He’s doing.
As I continue to encourage the one who is effected by this news the most, I pray. I pray for God’s will for this life to come to pass. I pray He works in his time frame, to accomplish what He desires for this dear one. And I pray He encourages this beautiful heart and gives His wisdom and peace.
I’m praying the same for you, too.
Hang in there, friend.