God’s Plan is ALWAYS Perfect

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Recently, I spent some time on the Jersey beach. My plan was to take some time out to relax and read. Thinking of Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God”……isn’t so easy, especially when my type personality is “A” driven. So, what does that mean, “Type A”? Well, it means I can always find something that needs attention, so for me to get some R&R I need a place where I can go where no interruptions are calling me. I’m not saying that things that need attention at home should be left undone or office responsibilities should be set-aside. But, can you really get some R&R at home, or at work? I suggest you find a place where there are no interruptions. Jesus is our best example on getting some R&R. He took time out to rest!!!

My trip to the beach was planned so I could have some time with the Lord: sitting by the ocean is very relaxing for me, and it gives me the sense of God’s presence as I observe the ripping and roaring of the raging sea. Only God can control that body of water. As I planned this day, I packed a lunch, chair, umbrella and my Kindle so I could read. When I arrived I realized “how will I carry all this” – no husband or grandkids with me….well, needless to say it all worked out. The next hurdle was “who will put my umbrella in the sand”? Well, ask and you will receive – there were some teen boys and girls walking by and I asked for help…..the young men were very helpful while the young ladies told them how to put the umbrella in the sand. Just like a woman, gotta tell the man!

The beach was full of laughter from children; moms chasing the little tikes to spray them with sunscreen. Ah, like any other day at the beach it was windy – so the sunscreen went by the wayside and maybe a little on their skin. Umm, I wonder how many times did the Lord want my attention but it dropped by the wayside. Imagine God chasing us down to tell us to take some time with a friend to encourage her in her walk with Him, or to “just be there”. For me to keep the lines open I must take time in the morning to pray and ask for His direction in my life for the day. I may have a plan but am I willing to let God interrupt my plan and yield to whatever He calls me to do? How do I handle interruptions? Sometimes I miss opportunities from the Lord because I think my plan is the best. As I said before, I am a “Type A” personality whereas I am driven to get whatever I’ve planned done. My plan may be good, but God’s plan is ALWAYS perfect. This brings me to the story of Abram and Sarai. Sarai may have had a good plan, but God had the perfect plan. But, Sarai acted on her plan. Sarai didn’t wait on the Lord – I’m guilty sometimes of not waiting on God. Genesis 16 & 17 tells the story of Abram & Sarai waiting for a child.

Genesis 16: 1-6 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “The LORD has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. 3 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.) 4 So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant she treats me with contempt. The LORD will show who’s wrong-you or me!” 6 Abram replied, “Look, she is your servant, so deal with her as you see fit.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away.

Oh, Lord, keep me mindful of you so that I don’t miss your perfect plan.

God’s plan is ALWAYS perfect.


Written by Pat Spies: Pat Spies is a servant of the Lord, and a friend of Keswick

Think About This: “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” – C.S. Lewis

The Daily Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 10-14 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. –Psalm 25:4-5

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