Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

Trusting In God's Plan
Anonymous - April 24, 2015
Devotional

Trusting In God's Plan It’s no surprise that I get extremely frustrated when issues happen in my life related to time or finances. It is inevitable that I value these two things highly because I am not from a rich family and I am entirely dependent on my parents. Recently, I found out that my expected graduation date has been pushed a semester back. Whoa, this is not a good situation at all! I lost all of my motivation and started to complain to God. Why Lord? Do you not know my heart at all? Have you not heard my prayer? Well, He did not fix the whole situation in a second but He gave me His promising words. “And let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians3:15-17) Instead of changing the situation, God questioned me, asking me what I am missing fundamentally. Sincerity. I was missing a sincere heart for Jesus. In my quiet time, I thanked Him and I prayed for my brothers and sisters because I wanted to feel better before I prayed for my own needs. Even when I did pray for myself, I was not honest to myself or to God. I did not ask for faith and for His best but for an easy and comfortable life. There was no way that I could receive His wisdom and be a good daughter without this genuine heart that I had been missing. Again, Jesus did not “fix” the situation. Rather, Jesus broke down my misassembled heart and knitted it back together, and He still is knitting my heart with His love. I have to accept the fact that I will spend one semester more. However, at the same time, I have faith that the end is going to be so much better than I expected. I sincerely am thanking God and joyfully going through trials and praising His name because of the faith He has given me and because of the promises of His Word. Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions.