Have you ever planned something in your life and found out that things did not work out the way you expected it to?
This is a very frustrating place to be in when our plans get messed up.
The Bible has a wonderful story to illustrate this situation and provide a beautiful answer to it.
Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha were close friends of Jesus. Lazarus fell sick so his sisters sent out a message to Jesus informing him of the illness (Lazarus lived in Bethany and Jesus was not there at that time)
When Jesus heard about this, He stayed where he was for two more days, after which He decided to go to Bethany.
When He arrived, Jesus found out that Lazarus was already dead for four days. Martha, told Jesus that if He had been there, her brother would not have died.
But Jesus later did something that was totally beyond anyone’s thinking. HE raised Lazarus from the dead!
Here are 6 Things To Remember When God’s Plan is Different From Your Plan…
1. He Sees the Future
A major part of the reason that God’s plan is far better than ours is that He can see the future and we cannot. We can’t even see into the next minute.
At best, we can only take educated guesses, but God knows for certain what will happen tomorrow, next week, and years down the road. It’s like He can see around the blind corners of time.
Isaiah writes about God, “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done” (Isaiah 46:9-10).
So wouldn’t you want to trust God’s plan for your life over your own plan? That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it?