In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1 v11-12
I’m in this prison but He is working it out, the prison is in His plan.
I’m in regret, how could I have been so stupid, I ate from the tree but the tree was in His plan.
I’m drowning and it has gotten worse for I’ve been swallowed by the fish but the fish is in His plan.
I’m on the cross, put there by Herod, Pilate or the Religious leaders, but the cross is in His plan.
I’m in the grip of an enemy, Satan intends to harm me but God intends it for good, for that grip is in His hand, it is in His plan.
I’m in a confused, criss-crossed, messy reality but turn the cross-stitch the right way round and it is a tapestry of grace for the working out is in His plan.
I’m in a pandemic but when disaster comes to a city has not the Lord caused it, for the pandemic is in His plan.
Today there are estimates of 20 Christian martyrs per hour. How do they go through this? Is there someone reading this who is going through the trauma of their worst day? God doesn’t always give us what we want. But He is certainly the God who determines what is best. He has perfect timing, who appoints everything. He permits, assigns, chooses, selects, prescribes and establishes. Everything works according to His will and purposes which are perfect. It takes faith and discipleship to be able to say this abomination is in His plan.
I Am In His Plan