I've heard this verse too many times to count, yet I don't think I truly believe it... at least... I don't live like I believe it.
"I know the plans I have for you...plans for good and not for disaster...to give you hope and a bright future."
- Jeremiah 29:11
If the almighty God of this universe has good plans for me... if He already knows what's best... why do I continue to think I know better? Why do I stress and worry when things aren't going my way, when I feel out of control? Because isn't it best that I'm out of control?
One would think, given a choice between my own plans for my life, and those handcrafted especially for me from the beginning of time by the Lord Most High, that I would find my plans insignificant every time.
One would think...
Funny, how that's not how I live. Funny, how I seem to think I know better. Funny, how every time God provides for me and shows me how He knows best, I am awestruck. And then, funny, how quickly I forget, and again think I know it all.
Oh Lord, grant me the ability to see your sovereignty and perfection in all Your ways.
Lord, help me to BE STILL... and KNOW You are God.