Proverbs 19:21 says “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” The Bible directly tells us that no matter what our plans our, the Lord’s plan is what will come to fruition.
Recently, I was very distressed when a loved one wrote to me that they never planned to marry again. It reminded me of something my niece had said to me in that same vein. Right out of high school she married her high school sweetheart. So in love at the time, young love in its infancy, not yet matured.
18 months into their marriage, the devil became very busy. A weak faith and prayer life was an easy open door for Satan. Outside influencers destroyed what God had brought together. She vowed never to marry again as they broke up and divorced. Disillusioned, bitter, angry, hurt, frustrated and immaturity ran amok. Five years went by. God was working all along, even though they could not see it.
God never abandons His children. He allows things to happen in our lives to mature us, grow us, teach us and raise us up. Some walk with their eyes and hearts closed. Others walk with spiritual eyes and hearts open to His call, His Word.
Their individual walks with God became stronger and more consistent apart. It was God doing a new thing in them. Strengthening their faith and growing them in His Word.
They began to once again communicate and talk to one another earlier this year, five years after they dissolved their marriage in man’s eyes, but clearly not in God’s. Friendship once again blossomed. The Gospel was shared more and a joint prayer life sprung up. They kept it to themselves so no outside influencers could disrupt the movement of God in their lives as they rebuilt the foundation of their relationship.
Two weeks ago, they notified us all that they were planning to marry, again, the following day. Some were dumbfounded, shocked while others were joyful that God had brought them back together again. Despite her professions that she would never remarry, nor be associated with her ex-husband again… God had other plans for them that no one could see, forecast or imagine.
Their remarriage to one another reminded me and should remind us all that God’s plans are not our own. We make our plans, professions and statements as to what we will and won’t do, but if something is in God’s Will for our lives, He, not us, is the final arbitrator of our fate. He is ALWAYS working things out for our good, even when we can’t see it, feel it, touch it or believe it. Even if it is contrary to what we state will happen in our lives. Know that He is not a man that He should lie! Hallelujah. He is Our Father, Our Jehovah Rapha who is able toHeal and Mend that which we think is permanently broken, unrepairable, unfixable, destroyed forever and terminated for good. Never doubt the Power of God. His Word never returns void and He can do all things and never fails.