Tuesday, January 3, 2012

"God's Plan Is Not Easy - Part 2"

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4

Yesterday we talked about the fact that God's plan for us is not always easy. We don't just "sail smoothly" into it. His plan often takes us into unfamiliar and uncomfortable places. There are times when God's plan will take us into dark, uncertain and even scary places.

The pit that Joseph wound up in on his way to fulfilling God's plan in the palace was a deep, dark and scary place. I am sure it was an intimidating place for Moses when he stood before Pharaoh. When Daniel was in exile in Babylon, I am sure that he missed his family and homeland even though he stood in the presence of kings.

Even though God's plan may take us into hard places, there is one thing that is certain when we are walking in and fulfilling His plan for our lives-- He will never leave us nor forsake us. He will walk though it with us. He never left Joseph during the years while he was in route to the palace. He never left Abraham when he left his homeland. He never left him when he was sorely tested to offer up his son Isaac as a sacrifice. He never forsook Daniel, even in the lion's den. He did not run out on Moses when he was in Pharaoh's court.

The plan of God may not be easy to fulfill. There may be pain, struggle and even grief attached to it. You may be facing uncertainty. The way may look dark and dismal. It may look confusing- you may not understand why He is leading in a certain direction. But take heart, He will never leave you on the journey of walking out His plan alone. He is walking it with you.

Have a great day. No matter how hard the plan of God may look, you are not walking out His plan alone- He is with you.

For further reading:
Daniel 6:22
Judges 6:12
Matthew 28:20
Hebrews 13:5
Genesis 22:10-13

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