2020-07-11 - The Best-Laid Plans
1 Chronicles 17:4 (NIV) ”Go and tell my servant David, ”This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in. ’”
King David lived in a nice home, and when he brought the ark of the Lord to Jerusalem. Instead of placing the ark in a tent, David planned to construct a home for it. He intended it for good. David wanted to place the ark in a place of honor. But God had different plans. God sent word to David through Nathan the prophet that David‘s son was the one meant to build God‘s temple.
Have you ever been in a similar situation? Have you made plans to do something and it turns out that it didn‘t work out the way you wanted? We had a lot of plans in 2016, gut my paralyzing illness erased that calendar. All is well now, but it was a good example of unexpected events. As Robert Burns wrote, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
This pandemic is the same way. No one can truly know exactly when things will be back to normal, but Christians are finding new ways to do worship, work shop and other parts of our routines. God has his own timetabe, and He has a plan for our lives and will show us His path. We need to trust in his timing. Whatever happens, we can remember Romans 8:28 (NIV) which says, ”And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.