“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9
“Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.” Proverbs 19:21
Yesterday morning I had some great-sounding plans. I was going to kiss my Silver Fox good-bye as he headed out to doctor some dogs and cats. Then I was going to have a leisurely breakfast with a friend, run some errands, and take supper to a Sunday School class member who has been in the hospital. But, that’s not what happened at all.
First, I got an early message from my friend saying that she needed to postpone. Okay. No problem. We’d find another time. I got dressed and started to head out on my errands, BUT the phone rang. It was our real estate agent saying that our house would be shown at noon the next day. (That’s TODAY if you’re keeping up). Maybe you remember that we had 3 grandchildren for 8 days last week. Maybe you can imagine that just getting all of the sheets and towels washed was a mere fraction of the reestablishing-of-order process. Other serious decluttering needed to happen.
I called another class member to please pick up my contribution to the dinner for our friends, hurried out the door to “gather supplies” and came back to try to make the house showable.
Have you ever had your days rearranged like that? Trust me. I’ve had MUCH MORE TRAUMATIC phone calls and reordering of my days — my mom’s sudden brain aneurysm in 1986, 30 years later my stepmother’s sudden brain bleed, just to name a couple.
Yesterday’s disruption was extremely minor in the grand scheme of things.
It remains to be seen whether THESE house lookers are the ones who will buy our house. The Lord knows we’d like to move back to Hartselle to be closer to over half of our grandchildren, but HE has the best plan. HE knows IF that will happen and WHEN it will happen. HE knows where we will live if/when that time comes. I certainly don’t.
It gives me peace to be reminded of the words: “the Lord establishes their steps” and “the counsel of the LORD will stand.”
My job is to trust.