Take this week for example, the last couple of days, have not gone according to plan...not even a little bit. Sweet Lady had been having some testing done in preparation for a much anticipated appointment with her neurologist. The office had called us twice this week to emphasize how important it was for us to keep this appointment. (and to schedule yet one more test before the appointment) We were set, everything was ready to go.....then it wasn't.
Total change in plans, Sweet Lady was hospitalized, so missed the appointment, the doctor she was to see doesn't have admitting privileges where she is at, all the tests to be redone, we are starting from scratch...including new doctor (one that does have admitting privileges at this hospital).... to say I was frustrated and discouraged was an understatement, then I read this today
"From our limited vantage point, our lives are marked by an endless series of contingencies. We frequently find ourselves instead of acting as we planned, reacting to an unexpected turn of events. We make plans but are often forced to change those plans. But there are no contingencies with God. Our unexpected forced change of plans is part of his plan. God is never surprised; never caught off guard; never frustrated by unexpected developments. God does as he pleases, and that which pleases Him is always for His glory and our good".... Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
I have read this book before but I had decided to pick it up again last week...talk about timing...just what I needed when I needed it. Things are better, the frustration and discouragement are gone. God instead has given me peace.