Sunday, March 15, 2015

Umm. . .Our Plans Are Not Going According to What We Thought. . . . Now What?

She's sad. 
Things are not working out how we expected. 

And it's hard. 

What do you do when you've prayed; 
done the right things. 

And the answer is no? 

What do you do when you think this is a plan. 
And the door. . . closes. 


Time is of the essence. 

Yet, what is time in Christ? 

We cry. 
I try to pray. 
I have no words. 
Because when your child hurts, often there is no room for words. 
I know this is more in the lessons of trust. 
I tell my first born girl this. 
I dig deep. 
God has a plan. 
God knows the future. 
We don't. 
So we can do only what we have been taught to do. 

God is faithful. 

I Corinthians 1:0
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord

God will never leave us nor forsake us. 
He actually goes before us. 

Deuteronomy 21:38
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

He is working all things for good. 

Romans 8:29
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

We are reminded there are still many lessons to learn on this journey. 
While my heart retracts from more hard lessons. 
I know it is for the good. 

We are being molded and shaped. 

Our purpose is for His glory. 
Our steps are to bring honor to His name and further His kingdom. 
We are light in a hurting world. 
Even in the struggle there is hope. 

I don't know what God has planned for this daughter of mine. 

I know I love her fiercely and God loves her more. 
I know that I can't step into fear. 
I know that God holds all this in the palm of his hand. 

So, I need to place this young lady in the palm of God's hand. 

The same God who holds my son. 

This is not easy. 

When plans do not go according to what you expect. 


There is a plan. 

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you. . .. 

God is in the plan. 

In time, he will reveal his plan. 

We just need to trust. 

Are you able to trust? 


  1. Hey Tammy,
    This is beautiful! I have been talking to Aaron about the same things...he has had set back after set back. All I can do is to try to help him see that although he is Autistic, God has a plan for everyone no one is left out. It is hard to watch your child go through and not have all of the answers. Trust is what we must do, but it isn't easy.

    1. Yes. Trusting. So hard for us. Even when we know how right it is. . . yes?