When your life plans go awry, how do you respond? In these moments, it is important to remember that there is a spiritual battle happening and our walk with Christ is more important than any earthly plans. In Christ, when things go wrong, they may actually be going right, in better ways than you could ever have imagined, or in preparing you for something harder down the road. Trust him.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-20
2 Corinthians 1:12-19
Paul had some plans but things did not go as he had planned.
How do we respond when things don’t go as planned? Paul uses that opportunity to talk about who we are in Christ when things don’t go as plan. There are several things we planned in life that didn’t work out. Where we live, where we worked, the school that we wanted to get into, and who we got married to.
When things don’t happen as planned we’ve got to understand that we are in a spiritual battle.
2 Corinthians 1:3-9
Sometimes we are wondering why our child or husband not responding to the gospel. These things happen to us so that we can rely on God and trust him. How do we know that we are not being trained for something when we go through hurts and disappointments? In Christ it’s always yes, it’s just sometimes the timing is different. Use our challenges to help others.