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Imperfect Plans

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April 10, 2021 8:00 pm

Imperfect Plans

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April 10, 2021 8:00 pm

I was exploring a library on the bottom floor of a new community center when an overhead crash suddenly shook the room. A few minutes later it happened again, and then again. An agitated librarian finally explained that a weight-lifting area was positioned directly above the library, and the noise occurred every time someone dropped a weight. Architects and designers had carefully planned many aspects of this state-of-the-art facility, yet someone had forgotten to locate the library away from all the action.

In life as well, our plans are often flawed. We overlook important considerations. Our plans don’t always account for accidents or surprises. Although planning helps us avoid financial shortfalls, time crunches, and health issues, even the most thorough strategies can’t eliminate all problems from our lives. We live in a post-Eden world.

With God’s help, we can find the balance between prudently considering the future (Proverbs 6:6–8) and responding to difficulties. God often has a purpose for the trouble He allows into our lives. He may use it to develop patience in us, to increase our faith, or simply to bring us closer to Him. The Bible reminds us, “Many are the plans of a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21). As we submit our goals and hopes for the future to Jesus, He’ll show us what He wants to accomplish in us and through us.

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Today's reading is titled imperfect plans and it was written by Jennifer Benson show I was exploring the library on the bottom floor of a new community center overhead crash suddenly shook the room. A few minutes later it happened again and then again an agitated library and finally explained that a weightlifting area was positioned directly above the library and the noise occurred every time someone dropped a weight, architects and designers had carefully planned many aspects of the state of the art facility.

Yet someone had forgotten to locate the library away from all the action in life as well. Our plans are often flawed.

We overlook important considerations. Our plans don't always account for accidents or surprises.

Although planning helps us avoid financial shortfalls time crunches and health issues even the most thorough strategies can't eliminate all problems from our lives we live in a post-Eden world with God's help, we can find the balance between prudently, considering the future and responding to difficulties.

God often has a purpose for the trouble he allows in our lives. He may use it to develop patients in us to increase our faith or simply to bring us closer to him.

The Bible reminds us in Proverbs 19. Many are the plans, and a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails as we submit our goals and hopes for the future to Jesus will show us what he wants to accomplish in us and through today Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Proverbs 19 verses 20 through 23 listen to advice and accept discipline and at the end you will be counted among the wise many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails what a person desires his unfailing love. Better to be poor than a liar.

The fear of the Lord leads to life, then one restless content untouched by trouble. Let's pray father in heaven. It's wise to make plans and set goals. Yet sometimes our plans would always come to fruition. When our plans don't go according to plan. Help us to trust you that you have a purpose behind this that may be revealed later. Help us to live with joy in our hearts as we grow more and more into the person you want us to be. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name we pray.

Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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