His Planned Purpose
So you and I ~ Just when we think we’ve got our agendas all thought through and all planned out and all ready to put into action, our ears hear a still small voice and words from Isaiah 56: 8 saying, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways.” And so we think twice about that little voice ~ or do we? Do we consider it or brush it off and press forward anyway? Yeah, God has spoken Truth into our aggressive souls and into our busy agendas and into our bold, brazen and prideful thoughts once again. Yeah, He brings us back to the reality of His Sovereign rule over us and over all of our ways and yet we’re so quick to turn away and go about our business.
But wait, beautiful you, there’s more beautiful truth for your beautiful soul, found in verse 9. Don’t miss it! It’s so important for us to catch and tuck away into our hearts, for such a time a this. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” He knows so much more than our small, human minds can even begin to understand. Read on to refresh your memory of how He alone, as Creator of heaven and earth, orchestrates the rain and the snow to fall from the heavens to water the earth with refreshment, to restore with bud and seed for the sower and bread for the eater before returning back to the heavens.
In the big picture He’s got it all. What a brilliant mastermind holds our lives in tact. Tuck that heart knowledge into your pocket for a rainy day when all seems lost. The One who recycles the rain and snow can recycle the loss and the pain too. Ahh, those rainy days might come with a price but they also come with a purpose and oh~ He cares so deeply! He really does! His word will not return empty but will accomplish what He desires. He Himself, says so in Verse 11. His plan is one of compassion for His people! He has a purpose for His own and a desire to see that purpose fulfilled in our lives. He cares about us and our agendas! Let’s not leave Him on the shelf while we run off outside of His plan with stars in our eyes to make success happen. Let Him in alongside to plan your plan and where He takes you from there will be a refreshingly, beautiful place to be ……
“You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills will break forth before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine.
Instead of briers the myrtle tree will grow.”
Isaiah 55: 11