In the Center

Hikers in a Canyon

Life can sometimes be like hiking through a canyon without seeing a way out

A while ago I hiked through a creek with my brother and a friend.  While I was clinging to roots hoping they wouldn’t break or walking on a log over the water hoping it wouldn’t roll, I worried about what might happen if one if us were to fall.  I reminded myself that wherever I go and whatever happens God has a plan that I cannot go out of.  There is no way to step outside His will, and if I was to injure myself it would only be through His will.

I think we forget sometimes that God has a perfect and sovereign plan for every one of us, and even though we don’t know what it is, He does, and He is holding us in His arms.  Even in the most horrific, painful times in our lives, He is with us and will never let us out of His arms.  Not even the forces of hell can take us out of His reach, so we need not worry or fear.

Most often God doesn’t show us His plan right away, and it scares us to not know what is going to happen.  We are afraid we won’t like the situation we get into or that something terrible might happen, but we forget that we are loved by our Father.  We forget what He has told us ,”‘ For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord,’ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11

We can take comfort in the fact that we are in the center of God’s will and will always stay that way.  So be at peace, you are in the center.


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