Have you ever planned something out expecting certain results only to be scratching your head wondering what happened? Of course you have. That's just how life is sometimes.
Take last week for example. My week, as usual, was planned and chocked full: meetings, spending time with my hubby and grandson, grocery shopping and cooking, volunteering, and getting work done on my scooter. God added His own agenda to my time: visiting a terminally ill friend in the hospital then attending the visitation because he went home to be with Jesus. On top of that, my brother was hospitalized with a serious infection whose source couldn't be identified and was causing his vital organs to start shutting down.
That caught me off guard more than anything else. Can you imagine being 1600 miles away from your family when you get that kind of news. He has since stabilized. One of his kidneys is working, and his liver function is improving. He is far from "out of the woods" but with thanksgiving and praise, he is better. On Wednesday, if he is improved enough, they are going to perform a cardiac catheterization and determine the type and extent of cardiomyopathy.
His life certainly took a different turn from what he had planned. Like my brother, most people tend to live as though they will see an old age. Dear One, we are not guarantee our next breath. Can I just say, our thoughts are not God's thoughts and our ways are not God's ways and our plans are not God's plans. Sometimes we cannot see His purpose or plan but trust me He has one for you today, This Day. Seek Him!
Peace and Joy,