For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord,
plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jer 29: 11
If ever I wonder what is going on with my life, I go back to this scripture. God has plans for me, I trust Him to know what is best for me, therefore I won't worry but seek to learn from what is happening, and to grow.
I'm also learning to commit my plans to the Lord. I used to be someone who would charge at things, loving to be busy busy busy. Maybe that's why I ended up getting chronic fatigue!!! God has taught me a lot in all this. Being busy for the sake of being busy is not a good thing. I've learnt to be in rest more and I'm learning to lay my plans before the Lord and ask His blessing, being ready to do something else at His prompting. I say I'm learning, because I haven't completely learnt it yet! I sometimes forget to lay my plans before Him and charge ahead - old habits die hard - but I'm getting there.
Here's my art journal page:
My starting point for this page was a backround I'd done on a loose bit of paper, thinking I would make a man's card. I liked how it came out so much that I decided to use it on an art journal page. I tore it up and stuck the pieces around the page to reflect the fact that although we make plans we never see the whole picture. Then I painted in the gaps, doodled my title and wrote the journaling all around.
God's way is always best. The scripture from Jeremiah goes on to say:
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart,
I will be found by you, says the Lord.
Jer 29: 12-14
We rest in His plans, we call and pray and seek Him with all our hearts, and His promise is that we find Him. Isn't that awesome.
May God bless your plans for today.