6 Things To Remember When God’s Plan is Different From Your Plan

2. His Ways Are Higher Than Ours

We think we know what’s best for our future, but God alone says, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD” (Isaiah 55:8).

My plans often blow up in my face, but “the plans of the LORD stand firm forever” (Psalm 33:11).

How much higher or superior are God’s ways than mine?

How about this for ways where God’s way is higher than ours?

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).

3. We Plan, He Directs

We might think we’re in charge of where we’re going, but the Word of God says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps” (Prov. 16:9)

“many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Prov. 19:21).

You think you are putting forth your own steps for the future, but “a person’s steps are directed by the LORD” (Prov. 20:24), whether you know it or not.

Even Jeremiah understood that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps (Jer. 10:23).

4. Trust in God

When faced with a difficult situation, always trust God. Place your concerns before God and He will take care of it.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)