SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN WAHIAWA, HAWAII
Pastor Steve Gray
God has wonderful ways of reminding us that He is in control. Although "my" plans seldom work out the way I anticipated, His plans are always fulfilled and always for the best.
Our anniversary weekend was a perfect example of this. Plan A was a sunshine filled weekend with ocean baptism and church picnic at Ali'i Beach Park. Then came Hurricane Lane. Plan B was to hide inside and stay out of harm's way as the looming storm came over us. Then God swatted hurricane away and we experienced a wonderful weekend of Bible study, Worship with indoor baptism and Aloha Lunch Fellowship.
I am reminded of two verses that speak in times when plans seem to change moment by moment.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according
to his purpose.
God takes all the circumstances, the uncertainties and even disappointments and causes them to work together for our good and for His purpose. Thanks be to God!
For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future."
Sometimes it is hard for us to see what God is up to in the shifting winds and uncertainties of life. The same God that declared to ancient Israel - "I have plans
for you," has a plant for us to.
Isn't it awesome to watch God do His work His way for His purpose and to His glory?
Thanks be to God!