Living by God's grace

God's Plan
Some things are beyond planning.
And life doesn't always turn out as planned.
You don't plan for a broken heart.
You don't plan for a failed business venture.
You don't plan for an adulterous husband
or a wife who wants you out of her life.
You don't plan for a child with a disability.
You don't plan for a lump in your breast.
You plan to be young forever.
You plan to climb the corporate ladder.
You plan to be rich and powerful.
You plan to be acclaimed and successful.
You plan to conquer the universe.
You plan to fall in love - and be loved forever.
You don't plan to be sad.
You don't plan to be hurt.
You don't plan to be broke.
You don't plan to be betrayed.
You don't plan to be alone in this world.
You plan to be happy. You don't plan to be shattered.
Sometimes if you work hard enough, you can get what you want.
But MOST times, what you want and what you get are two different things.

We, mortals, plan. But so does God in the heavens.
Sometimes, it is difficult to understand God's plans especially when His plans are not in consonance with ours.
Often, when God sends us crisis, we turn to Him in anger. 
True, we cannot choose the cross that is given to us to carry, 
but we can carry that cross with courage 
knowing that God will never abandon us nor send something we cannot cope with.
Sometimes,  our spirit is broken to save our soul.
Sometimes, our hearts are broken to make us whole.
Sometimes, there is pain so we can be stronger.
Sometimes, there is  failure so we can be humble.
Sometimes, there is  illness and we learn to  take better care of ourselves. 
Sometimes,  we feel as if we are left with nothing
so we can learn the value of everything He gave us.

Make plans, but understand that we live by God's grace. 
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