“Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” (Matthew 6:8)
I am the queen of plans. I live by the planner. I have a 5 year plan. I have a 7 year plan. I have an overarching life plan.
But sometimes, no matter how wonderful my plans seem, they just don’t make the cut for what I actually truly need in my life.
Things come shattering down around me, and I start to wonder how plans that seemed so perfect could possibly go so wrong, so quickly. The peace I felt from the plan is fleeting, and the anxieties of “is this the right thing for me?” creep back in.
It is usually at this point that I throw up my hands in exasperation: LORD, WHAT DO YOU POSSIBLY WANT FROM ME?!
And in the silence, as I wait, something stirs in my heart. All these hopes, dreams, wants and plans may not be what I need.
But my heavenly Father knows what I need before I even get a chance to ask, and He constantly clears the path to get me there.
A Happy Lent Indeed.