Wednesday, May 16, 2007

THE UNEXPECTED


Today has not gone at all as planned. I had planned to stop in at the nursing home to see my mom before work. Didn't happen.
I walked in the door at work and the things I had planned to accomplish today are still undone. After over 6 hours of being here, I am just now able to slow down and take a breather. In the middle of the stress of the day, I reminded a couple of people, as well as my own self, that things are in God's hands.
Tonight, I was planning to do something, but then was told that I didn't need to, and then today was told that I did need to. Of course, I had already made other plans. Expected plans cancelled have now become another dip in today's unexpected.
Last night I was asking God about some areas of uncertainty in my family's life. In the middle of the craziness of the day, I hear Him reminding me that my unexpected, is not at all unexpected to Him.
And I find peace. Close to Him.
But for me it is good to be near God;I have made the Lord God my refuge,that I may tell of all your works. Psalm 73:28
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4 comments:

Peta said...

I can totally relate to what you're talkin about...so many unexpected things have been waiting for me here in America... praying four you, my dear!

Mike Edwards said...

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps!

Margie said...

I got goosebumps!

Arlene said...

Wow. What a good post. God always expects what is unexpected to us. He's so gracious! Our steps are ordered by the Lord and aren't we glad for that.