I’m all about plans.
If there are people who are up for spontaneity and surprises, I am not one. Well, I don’t really have a digital agenda on my phone — but I’d like to lie out plans on my head: what’s up for tomorrow? What time is the lunch meeting? Where should I have my ice cream? Who shall I meet for brunch? How long will we be there? What should I do if the meeting gets extended? All of these questions are viable to determine — first and foremost — whether or not I should wash my hair tonight and what clothes I’m going to wear tomorrow. No kidding.
Not only on mundane aspects of my life, but also financially — down to cents. And to stretch it even further, I make rough plans for one month, six months, one year, five years, and so on. I’d love to know where I’m heading and how I’m going to be there.
Fear — is the first thing floats on my mind. Then comes the pain — for shattered plans; and the most soul-sucking ones: doubts and worry — for the uncertainty of my future.
But then, throughout my journey, I hold on to Bible verses that give me solace apart from everything and anything that is happening in my life. Today, I’d like to share those verses. Despite of where you came from and what your story is, I really hope these verses would give you strength and courage to go on, as much as they have given me.
Psalm 37:23–24 (NKJV)
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand
On daily basis, we are challenged to make constant decisions. In case you are now standing in the crossroads, wondering what your next step is, I hope you’ll remember this: God directs your step. Whatever is standing against you, you will not stumble — for God is holding you with His hand.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
Psalm 27:14 (AKJV)
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord
When all plans are failing, it is easy to get discouraged. If your heart is weary and your soul is giving up, I encourage you to put your tears down by God’s feet. Let Him wipe away your tears, lay your heart and soul by green pastures, and renew your strength.
Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Psalm 25:3 (NKJV)
Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
We are getting used to take things into our own hands, trying to untangle the thread with blind eyes. When you are feeling anxious and worried, try to take a deep breath, be still — and know that He is God; for He has promised that whomever waits on the Lord won’t be disappointed.
PS: I always have you in my prayers.