When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Expect

Kathy Howard: When life doesn't turn out the way you expect

By: Kathy Howard

God’s Way is Always Better than the Way You Expect

Few people experience life just as expected. The Bible is full of examples. David expected to raise sheep in his home town of Bethlehem. But God called him to be a king. The young Jewish girl Mary planned to marry Joseph and quietly settle down in Nazareth surrounded by family and friends. But God called her to birth and raise the Savior. Paul the Pharisee expected to rise in the ranks of the Jewish faith and continue to defend the Law. But Jesus intercepted him on a dusty road to Damascus and called him to take the Good News to the Gentiles.

COVID-19 did not take God by surprise. It didn’t throw Him off track. He didn’t say, “Well, I guess I’ll have to change my plans.” God’s purposes for the world are the same today. And His original plan for you is still His plan for you. Even post COVID-19. In fact, perhaps He will work through the virus to bring about His perfect will for your life.

You can be sure of this. God has a plan for you and it is NOT derailed. He decreed His purposes for you even before you were born.

God has good works for you to do:

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10, NLT

God has good work to do in you:

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6, NLT

God’s way is always better than the life we expect for ourselves. So, how do we find His way? How do we get on track when life has taken an unexpected turn?

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