I read about a young man who was determined to win the affections of a lady who refused to even talk to him anymore. He decided that the way to her heart was through the mail, so he began writing here love letters. He wrote a love letter everyday to this lady. Six, seven times a week she got a love letter from him. When she didn’t respond, he increased his output to three notes every twenty-four hours. In all, he wrote her more than seven hundred letters. And she ended up marrying the postman.
Our plans don’t always turn out the way we thought they would. We work so hard to get everything just the right way; nevertheless, things have a habit of going a different direction than we could have ever imagined. It can make life challenging or frustrating depending on your outlook.
I have found the best way to face the uncertainty of life is to trust my entire day to the Lord. Proverbs 16.3 says, “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established,” and then He continues the thought in 16.9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” If I commit my entire day to the Lord by asking Him to guide my plans, thoughts, decisions, actions, and reactions then I find life less frustrating and more enjoyable. Situations still arise that are difficult to handle; however, because I have trusted them to the Lord I know that He is guiding me through them.
Lord, will You please guide our steps today. Let us seek You that we might recognize Your perfect plan for our day, and no matter what may come we live it for Your glory. Amen.