I’ve been thinking about this a lot, but of course, she says it better than I could:
We like things to go smoothly and as planned. Very often unexpected things intervene, and our plans go awry. We think we’ve got “problems.” There is another level at which everything that happens is being engineered. “God has no problems,” Corrie ten Boom said, “only plans.” When ours are interrupted, his are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) “toward the goal of true maturity” (Rom 12:2 JBP). Believe God. Turn the interruptions over to Him. He is at the controls.
I was thinking of posting that one today, too. It sure did speak to me this morning! I am so thankful He is at the controls.
You have no idea how timely it is to read this today! We’re facing some “interruptions” to plans and surprises we weren’t looking forward to… oh well. By the way, Ben was really blessed to know that someone was actually reading his blog postings! I encouraged him to keep on writing it if nothing else for “practice” as we have been asked to write “our story” in a book. So I said if nobody read it at least he had a chance to practice telling the story. So the fact that someone who already knew the story was enjoying it really meant a lot to him! Thanks. love you!