Dawn Tolbert

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Singing Praise

I like to have things my way. I like to think that I’m fairly intelligent (most of the time at least) and a fair planner. I have some good ideas from time to time, and, let’s be honest here, I sometimes think it’d be a good plan if everyone would just get on board with my plan.

I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that way.

But sometimes things don’t go according to our plans. Sometimes God has a different plan and sometimes He closes the door to what seems like a perfectly good idea to us.

That’s when we especially need to remember and rely on His goodness and His love. In Isaiah 55:9, God tells us, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

We think we have a good plan, but He knows. He can see around the corners and into the murky darkness of the future. He’s working out a perfect plan.

Our job? To trust and to follow.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”

The Bible teaches again and again that God has plans for us and that He is working out His perfect will for our lives.

This morning, my Bible reading included Psalm 95, which begins, “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God.”

Today, if your plans aren’t working out like you’d hoped, sing praises to God. Thank Him for His goodness. And trust that He’s got this.

God is great.

God is good.

And, oh, how He loves us.

Dwell there, trust Him, and leave the planning up to Him.

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