But...What if God had a different plan? In His Word 5-13-2024


But....What if God has a different plan?  In His Word 5-13-2024

Today as I was reading Matthew 6 and 7th chapters I was thinking about the many things covered there. One part was talking about all the things we pray about and how in the 6th it teaches us to pray, to seek the Kingdom of God first and all of that. Sometimes when I pray I think I know what to pray but then later I wonder if I prayed correctly. So, I go back and pray again. I know that these P. U. S. H. prayers achieve goals but sometimes I think we just get clogged up in our prayers. We need to have peace. We need to believe that the Lord will do what He needs to do, and He will direct us in the path that we should walk in. We need to trust Him!

How do we get this peace? How can we know that we are trusting God to do what needs to be done? We stop worrying. Sometimes it helps to use an object lesson. At camps and retreats we have tossed the thing in the fire that we are needing to change; then we can remind ourselves that we have given it to Jesus.

Reading the Bible is the best way to build up that trust, and other people’s testimonies of faith. That is one reason I write! To share what God has done.

I have written about my miracle beyond blue baby boy who was perfect in every way after many tests!  There was nothing wrong, I knew he was okay because of the scripture that said, “He will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.”  Isaiah 26:3 I can testify that you can find this peace too!  I was given a song from my 3 year old attending a Bible Day Camp while I was pregnant with him. She came home with a song talking of God taking care of us and not to be afraid because God was with us every day. The theme was faith, trusting in God, moving mountains.

That baby is a full grown perfectly healthy young man now! God kept the peace when they did the code blue and took him away to run tests and all that stuff. I had peace that was unbelievable!  That song was my broken record during labor.

You can find that peace over what  you are praying for.

People had prayed for my son to be healthy prior to his birth. They prayed for healthy lungs and a strong heart. When he was born he barely had a heartbeat, no brain waves, no breath. But God!  


That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,  yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

 “So, don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.


 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:25-34

I have a lot more true stories in my life where keeping my mind on Him saved me! From a rolling pick up truck, to a torn rotator cuff being miraculously healed.

That last one is one such case where God had a different plan than me!

I thought I would get healed and not have to have surgery.

My friend had asked a group we were in to pray for me on the spot. I felt the healing, it was like someone glue gunned me in the shape of the tear they had shown me on the MRI. But I did not know it for sure until I woke up from surgery and my hubby said the doctor could not find the tear. But he did find some bone that was a fragment from being hit as a pedestrian many years prior to this! It had been causing other issued, and the spot it came off of was sanded down, sort of, and no longer is an issue, the muscles where the tear was, or the rotator cuff, was mended by God!

He had me go through that surgery to get the stray bone removed and the shoulder made well! Not the way I thought it would be, but the way He planned it!

Sometimes we think we know what we are doing. But God has a different plan!

Recently I heard a testimony of a couple who were pastors, but God moved them on to a different profession that is helping them reach more people who are lost not knowing Jesus who never would have walked into a church to find Him.

I found Jesus in my back yard,  not in a church but if people had not been open about beliefs around me I may never have known He was standing at the door and knocking!

I understood their testimony because sometimes God does things different than we thought that He would.

Today as you read through the chapters in Matthew, I want you to pray and ask God to show you what you can do to follow His plan for you. How you can see, or hear His instructions in  how or what to do in His plan for your life instead of just doing what  you think you should be doing!

Listen to those  guest speakers who you think you have heard before too! You never know when God will tap you on the shoulder and say “hey (insert your name), did you hear that? Its what I have been trying to tell you!”

Then remember, God may just have a different plan for your life than you did, and that is okay!

Trust Him, in His Love….