Monday, March 25, 2013

His Perfect Plan

Hello everyone!
 Having a great spring break? I know I am, even though there was a sharp turn in events this week.
 I have been constantly reminded these past few days that I need to put everything in God's hands.
 Here's what happened...
 Since last fall, my family and I have been looking forward to traveling up to the Carpathian Mountains this spring for a missionary conference. We couldn't wait to see all of our wonderful missionary friends! Everyone was day-dreaming about skiing in the thick snow, hiking in the mountains, and sledding down the steep, white hills.The date was getting closer and closer. I could hardly sleep from all the excitement! It got down to the last few days and I was practically counting the hours. All of my necessities were packed the day before and I was completely prepared, but when we looked at the weather reports, things started to get scary. Nothing but blizzards was the forecast. How could we possibly drive in conditions like this? There was still a small grain of hope that we might just be able to go if the weather cleared up the next day. I prayed as hard as I could. I prayed that we would be able to make it to the mountains and that we would all be safe on the trip. I finally stopped and realized what I was doing. Why am I praying, "Lord, give us this, give us that. Let this trip happen."? No, this was not right. I quickly changed my words.


"Jesus, I know you have a perfect plan laid out for this event. I'm putting everything in Your Hands. If it doesn't work out, teach me not to be disappointed. I love you."

Whatever happened, I knew that God would handle it all.
 The next evening my mother told everyone, "Okay, unpack your bags." I was obviously very sad that I would not get the chance to go on this wonderful trip! Last night I remembered to thank God for his perfect plans, even if they didn't work out the way I would have liked. But what am I compared to the almighty Creator? We tend to forget to thank Him when we don't get our way, but it's always for the best that God makes certain things happen.

Thank you, Lord!


~Naomi

13 comments:

  1. Very Ecnouraging! Thank you very much Naomi! Loved reading it!

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  2. That is beautiful! That is so true! Thank you for reminding us to ask God what He wants for us. It's good to remind people of things. Thanks! :D

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  3. That is too bad that you're family didn't get to go on the trip, but it is so great that you are thanking God anyway! Thank you for his post! It was very inspiring and encouraging.
    xoxo

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    1. Aw, thank you, Rachelle! Comments like these always put a smile on my face. :)

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  4. Thank you so much for this post, Naomi. It speaks right to a situation I find myself in this week. What a blessing it is to leave everything in God's Hands and trust that He will work it out for my good and ultimately for His glory.
    Thanks again!
    Keri

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    1. Yes, it is a blessing, Keri. Thanks for reading! :)

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  5. Naomi - I am speaking at Awana tonight and I am talking about how God is not a big "genie" that we do things for and He grants us our wishes, but rather He is the Creator of the Universe and always in control. Just because He doesn't grant us our wishes doesn't mean He isn't there. Can I read what you wrote tonight, along with my presentation? It will be a great addition!
    Tami Dean

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    1. Thank you, Tami! I would be honored if you read my post! :) Go right ahead.

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  6. Naomi, this is excellent. This is a perspective that is missed by most people--but, such a blessing when you know it. Love from Grandma

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    1. Thanks for reading, Grandma! :)

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