Rooted

How do YOU handle it when something doesn’t go as planned? If you’re anything like me, I tend to get frustrated, overwhelmed, and even mad at the God who allowed these unexpected life changes in the first place.

We all need these reminders of how we are actually not the ones in control. It’s during these unexpected times that we need to trust in God even when everything doesn’t turn out OK.

For me, there have been many things I didn’t realize would be surprising about being pregnant. My body has been experiencing new issues that have prevented me from participating normally in my usual activities. 

The first lesson I’ve learned through this pregnancy

We have to prepare for unexpected life changes. Things will not go as planned, even with as much as we try to plan for them.

God is the ultimate creator and Lord over the things that happen in our lives. It happens because God says so and He allows it even if we don’t really like it.

The verses that help me handle change

  1. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21
  2. “Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.” – Jeremiah 10:23
  3. “I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.” – Isaiah 45:5-7

In today’s podcast episode, I share my story of learning to plan for the unexpected and what I do when I struggle with the lie that I’m not good enough.

Click here to listen to this encouragement!

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