Devotion

Then Job replied to the Lord: “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.”

Job 42:1-2

What does God owe me? A blessed life? The fulfillment of my dreams and desires? After all, didn’t He plant the seeds of our dreams and desire in us? And surely a good God would want to bless us.

Of course, God wants to bless us, but not in the way we usually desire. You see, God knows what we need most is His presence.

That’s it.

That’s all.

Just Him.

And yet many people live as if God has promised our lives will be full of nice houses, plenty of food, good health, and fulfilling jobs. When life doesn’t work out like we planned, we can grow bitter and frustrated, causing us to cry out. “Why Lord, have you done this to me. Why have you left me in this place?”

But He never left.

He has always given you what you needed most—Him. Perhaps you turned away because your plans didn’t match His.

Whatever you’re going through, He will be there if you turn to Him. Not tomorrow or down the road in heaven, but right now.

Dear Lord, when life goes in directions we didn’t plan, help us to remember all You have done for us. You give us a part in Your master plan here on earth. You give us a place with You in heaven. And most of all, You give us Yourself. Let that always be enough. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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