God, what’s the plan here?

The poet Robert Frost said poetry could make you “remember what you didn’t know you knew.”  I think waiting steadfastly in a challenge also can help us remember, reconnect, and re-center with what we didn’t know we knew too.

 If my thoughts, fears, anxieties swirl out of balance, temporarily, I can remember it is only a phase and it will pass.

 It is definitely not a time to “rewind videos of condemnation” as Jody Neufeld describes.

 Each time we face a “God, what’s the plan here” moment, we can know that we’re also nearing the “but God” moment, where we’ll see our story unfolding for God’s glory and for his good plans for us. (Jeremiah 29; Romans 8:28)

As we wait, Jesus changes us. We no longer see the need to know how we’ll be delivered. We come to know that, no matter how the story ends, it includes the phrase, “but God is our Deliverer.” (2 Samuel 22:2) ~Jon Walker

When the “Why” days arrive, (and they will arrive often unexpectedly), we have a choice: abandon faith or await with faith…hold on to our control or let go and trust.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)


especially never give up on you :)

6 Responses

  1. THANK YOU Helen for this most needed and beautifully written reminder. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I needed to read this right this very day. xo

    • Hi Rachael: Thank you for taking the time to comment! This post may have encouraged you, but you had the strength & wisdom in yourself all along ;-)
      helen :)

  2. This verse has been coming up a lot in my life. A friend and I recently made a impromptu tune to this and now here it is. That’s very interesting.

  3. […] time I face a “God, what’s the plan here” moment, I can know that the “but God” moment is near, where I’ll see God’s story unfolding […]

  4. […] of them: Because of Grace it is ok to look for more than “a job” Grace is the “dialect of God is the day just as it comes — the divine language of love […]

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