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Testament Tuesday – A Divine Plan



If you’re feeling anything like I have for the past 9 months, this devo is for you.


If you feel like every time you take one step forwards, you’re shoved 5 steps back and you’re being delayed and just don’t understand why, this devo is for you.


If you’re feeling disappointed with God’s answers to your prayers or feel like He’s nowhere to be found, this devo is for you.


As most of you know, this is the month we were supposed to be welcoming our sweet baby into the world. But back in May we found out that would no longer be the case. We waited so patiently doing everything we knew to do and in the end it just wasn’t our time. Now I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels like when you’re doing the right thing, then everything should be easy. Right? Like you’re following the will of God (or so you think), doing all the things He’s led you to do, so the doors should just open smoothly and it’s all good. Right? Is that true for you too? If you’re doing it right, it will work. If it doesn’t work, then clearly you just weren’t doing something right.


Well that’s just not how it works. And honestly this wasn’t the first time that I learned this lesson the hard way. That just because I believe and follow God’s will for me it doesn’t mean everything will always be sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes we will feel disappointment. Sometimes we will feel defeat. I have also learned through the trials of life that they’re never wasted. That no hardship or struggle goes unused in our lives. All things work together for those who love God and who are constantly seeking HIS will in their lives.


So of course, losing our baby wasn’t part of our plans, but it was in God’s. Why? We won’t know until we meet Him in Heaven, and that’s okay.


Have you ever had your plans fall apart? Have you ever been so completely disappointed in God and his “failure” to show up in your life? Have you ever been angry and confused with God? I have.


But, here’s what I do know, one of these days it’ll all make sense. One of these days I will fully understand why it wasn’t our time this month to hold our sweet baby. But for now, I just have to have faith that His divine plan for me is a good one.


Maybe your delay has already been met with an answer. Maybe you’ve seen God’s answered prayers just a little later than YOU thought they should come. It is during these times when all we feel is disappointment, delays, and anger that we have to remember this one thing. God’s ways are not our ways. We won’t understand what He is doing. We likely won’t understand why our good plans get denied. All we have to know is that God is always for us, not against us.


We can’t see the full picture of our lives, but God can. We don’t know all the things He is doing for our benefit. God knows exactly what He is doing at all times. His delays are for a purpose, His love for us is unfailing. His ways are just better, so trust Him. Trust that the delay and the no are just pushing us into something better than we can imagine. It’s all part of our story.


Stay encouraged. Just because you’re being delayed right now doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen. Just because the door has closed for now doesn’t mean it won’t ever be open. Perhaps God is just working up a bigger and better miracle for you. Don’t give up. Trust His divine delay.


 

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55: 8-9


 

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I am a wife to my amazing husband Zach and a momma to an angel baby and now a beautiful baby boy. I am an anxiety warrior, a follower of Christ, and a devoted wife, mother, daughter, friend, and sister.

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