Life Happens

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There is nothing new under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:9


Some of us are planners, and some of us take each day as it comes. Regardless of our approach, many things can happen to us that we never saw coming. We can plan for our retirement, but our 401K suddenly drops. We can plan to be married and have children at a certain time of our lives, but we haven’t met the right person yet. We can plan to graduate from college and start working to pay off our loans, but we struggle to find a job.

Life happens whether we plan for things or not. As believers in Jesus Christ, we all can come to the place of surrendering our well-thought-out plans to God. This valuable spiritual step helps us avoid the pitfalls of falling into despair when life doesn’t happen like we think it should.

It’s good to remind ourselves every day that God is God and we are not. So when trouble or crisis comes our way, we know that God knew about it beforehand and already has a plan worked out for us. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make plans for our lives, including a budget, after college, after marriage, after a baby. We just make our plans loosely, trusting in God to help us grow up in our faith.

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Until the Lord calls us home to heaven, we will be subject to life changes. Even though we live in a dynamic and ever-changing technological world, there is nothing, absolutely nothing new under the sun. People from the beginning to the end of time will always attempt to avoid any unexpected life changes. Our best defense for the unexpected is to put our hope in the unchanging God of the universe.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I know you are in control of everything in my life. I pray that you strengthen my faith to trust you when life happens in a way I didn’t expect. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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