I’m sure all of us had lots of plans last week that were interrupted by the weather. This was the case for me. Our youth had an entire weekend planned for Student Life Conference that we had to cancel. My family had big plans of introducing a little girl into the world. Though this wasn’t impacted by the weather directly, my daughters delay was not on our radar. Life is full of plans but this verse tells us it is the purpose of the Lord that we rely on.
As Christians we are at an advantage when it comes to our plans being interrupted. We understand that snow doesn’t fall randomly but that God is in control of the placement of every flake. We understand that the birth of a child isn’t random but that God knew before the creation of the world when each of us would take our first and final breaths. We worship a God who is in control of all things.
So we rest in this truth. We rest in the purposes of the Lord. This does not mean that we know why God allows things to happen. It simply means that we know God. We know his character, we know his heart, because he has revealed it to us in his word. This is enough for the believer.
As we enter into this time of sabbatical my challenge for each of us is to rest in the purposes of the Lord. We have no idea what the coming days hold. I’m sure we will be surprised by many things but we know that God will not be surprised. He ordained every moment of every coming day before the foundation of the world. Let’s commit together over these coming months to remain steadfast, walk in purity, and rest in the Lord’s purposes.