When God's Plans Are Different Than Yours

"'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the Lord. 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'" - Isaiah 55:8-9 
  
Over the last few days, we have talked about free will and the choices God allows us to make. We have also talked about how He wants us to choose His perfect will for our lives. But what about when God’s plans are different than yours?  

Isaiah addresses this specifically and compares how God's thoughts and ways are different from ours. Perhaps you can recall situations or circumstances in which God’s plans looked different than yours.  

Isaiah 55:8-9 says, "'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the Lord. 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'"
 
Consider the expanse highlighted in Isaiah's imagery. The heavens tower above the earth, emphasizing the vastness of God's wisdom. When our plans collide with His higher ways, it invites us to surrender control, trusting in His unfathomable understanding.

There will be times in your life when God's plans may seem divergent. But it is important to remember that His ways are higher than our ways. And His thoughts are higher than our thoughts
I want to encourage you when God’s plans are different than yours to give control to Him. It can seem difficult. You might think you know best, but trust me my friend, you don’t. God’s plan is always better than our plan. He sees the whole picture.  

When your plans and God’s plans don’t align, submit to His ways. Remember, He won’t make you. He will give you free will. But He will reward your obedience when you submit to Him and allow Him to take the lead. You will never regret trusting God and submitting to His perfect plan for your life.
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