could it be that this detour I think I’m on is really not a detour at all? I only think I’m on a detour because this is not what I had planned for myself.
then I remember, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
so to God this path I’m on is not a detour at all . . . it’s His path . . . it’s part of His plan for me . . .
“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.” (Psalm 33:11)
so while I’m waiting (patiently or impatiently, depending on the moment) for this detour I’m on to be over – God is saying, “Get a grip girl, this is NOT a detour, this is your life, start living it! This is the path I have prepared for you. Walk it!”
I may feel lost traveling this path I did not plan on taking . . . but I am not lost to my Heavenly Father . . .
“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)
I will get a grip, I will hold onto His hand – though it’s He who’s holding onto me . . .
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13)
I will walk this path before me obediently, faithfully, persistently, joyfully, thankfully, hopefully . . . this is not a detour . . . this is God’s chosen path for me . . .
this is the road home . . .
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21)
sincerely, Grace Day