I ran across a devotional again recently which reminded me of a truth which God has laid on my heart in the past few years. Nancy Guthrie writes this in her book, The One Year Book of Hope, "God's plan for your life is unfolding, and nothing and nobody can hinder it---Whatever is happening in your life, you can welcome it as God's sovereign Plan A. God carries out His own good purposes without mistakes or regrets, and His plan is never thwarted."
Nancy also says that Satan tries to scheme and destroy, and many things in this life are difficult and sometimes tragic. God doesn't run behind Satan, however, frantically trying to clean up his messes. God is not forced to go to Plan B. Satan's schemes do not catch God off guard.
God, even in the tragedies and sad moments of life, always has a good plan for our lives. He is always working for His glory and for our spiritual good. It was God's Plan A that I was a caregiver for my husband, Wayne. It was God's plan A that I became a widow. God's plan A was in operation for my life in the years and events that have followed in both the times of joy and heartache. It is God's Plan A for me, as I begin a new chapter in my life with a man I love.
God's Plan A is always in place for you as well, dear reader. This is true in all the events of your life. He is rejoicing with you in your joys and is always there to comfort you in your sorrows. On this Palm Sunday let us join the believers of old and today and sing "Hosanna to the King of Kings."
(I wrote another blog post on this topic a little over a month ago, if you would like to reread it. It talks about God's plan for my life these past few years. You can find it here. Just click on the link below:)