I have a calendar. I’m old school, so it’s a paper one. I keep important dates on it. Since my sisters and I speak in different places, it has the names of groups where we need to go, addresses, phone numbers, times when meetings begin. I also enter things like dentist, doctor or hair appointments, times when I’ll be with family, or church meetings and activities. And I check my calendar often. It helps me stay on track and on time.
That is, until the coronavirus began to sweep across the United States and almost everything was shut down. My plans were completely changed. In my March and April 2020 calendar, all my appointments have an ink line through them. I didn’t have one appointment that I kept. Not one. So, we can think we make plans but in reality, God is the one who has the plan for our lives.
This is what the psalmist has to say about that, “The Lord knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord, the one you teach from your law; you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.” Psalm 94:11-15
God knows our plans. He sees our calendars. He knows how our days are supposed to be.
Isn’t it great that we can trust Him?
Isn’t it great that even if we have to forsake our plans, God will never forsake His people?
It gives me such comfort that He holds my schedule and if things get cancelled or changed, or rearranged, it’s okay. I can rest in God’s timing and His plans for my life.
Lord, thank You so much that You hold my times in Your hands. You know how my life is to unfold and I choose to trust You every hour of my day.