Saturday, March 21, 2015

When God Has Another Plan

A friend, with health issues similar to mine, died yesterday. I had been hoping and praying that he would make it through his darkest hour, but I guess God had something else in mind.

Ever since I heard about Brian's passing, I have been thinking a lot about what God wants for our lives, mine in particular. There have been times in my life when things didn't go as I wished: the loss of my brother and my dad, for instance.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." - Isaiah 55:8
Of the health issues I deal with, if God thinks I can serve him better in this role, then I absolutely do not have a problem with it. I have never questioned Him about where I am in life, and despite any trial I may be confronted with, I pray that my faith and my service to God will bring praise, honor, and glory to Him.
"Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ." - 1 Peter 1:6-7
Even if my current situation is not where I hoped I would be, help me, Lord, to reflect your image.

When God has another plan
Walk on and just say yes
When God has another plan
Be assured that he knows best

When all your dreams are shattered
Rest in his sufficient grace
We don't have to understand
When God has another plan
(Amy Keffer Shellem and Daryl Williams)


In the past two years, every time I saw Brian, he had his grandchildren with him; carrying one and holding the other's hand. I am going to miss seeing that. R.I.P. Brian Thompson, you will be missed.

*(Photo by Amy Cross)

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