Friday, June 5, 2015

Why God Changes Our Plans

Sudden changes in our plans may be hard to accept. But they may be forced upon us by some circumstance over which we may have no control. And God may be back of the circumstance. Yet the plans were very dear to us, and we had set our hearts upon carrying them through.

Why should God have permitted them to be changed, or to be set aside completely?

Someone has written: " 'Thou God seest me' is a precious thought. He sees us and our path beset with danger, and He plans our ways and guides us accordingly. That is why he often permits reverses and 'failure' to come our way. He changes our plans, for He sees the danger in them."

What a blessing, then, that God does not always let us carry out our plans!

As this writer reminds us: "knowing the end from the beginning, He cannot mistake." Our plans are sometimes mistaken; God's plans are always perfect.

—The Sunday School Times.  (

Pro 14:12 (ISV): "There is a pathway that seems right to a man, but in the end it’s a road to death."

Isa 48:17 (NET): This is what the LORD, your protector, says, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who leads you in the way you should go."

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