God Is The Master Planner"'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please."' Isaiah 46:10b
Last week, we gathered in our High School Moms in Prayer group and we praised God for being our Master Planner. God “has the perfect program or method worked out beforehand.”
According to the Word (paraphrased):
"…no purpose of His can be thwarted.” Job 42:2
“… in perfect faithfulness He has done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1
“…what He has planned, that He will do.” Isaiah 46:10-11
“For He knows the plans He has for us….” Jeremiah 29:11
Several of us have high school juniors and seniors, two tough and stressful years for our children…and for us parents too. Junior year, kids are warned this is a critical year in determining what’s next. And senior year, many teens are vying against heavy competition for their space in college, vocational schools, or a shaky job market. (This year the greatest number of female applicants ever are applying to college.)
We’ve cried out in our uncertainty, for direction and peace despite the pressure. We’ve thanked God for the stamina to get through what can be a grueling transition process.
So we welcomed our time of praising God, the Master Planner. We sighed in relief, reminded that God is in control.
Especially as college acceptances and rejections roll in, we prayed God would,
“Show my child, (Name),Your ways, O Lord, teach her/him Your paths; guide my child in Your truth and teach (Name), for you are God and Savior, and his/her hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5
We ended our Moms in Prayer time confident that God hears our prayers.
I was on pins and needles as the next few days everywhere, in the supermarket, coffee shop, even church, the conversations focused on who was getting into what college. I knew one of my daughter’s college letters or packets was due in the mail on Monday, the day we meet for Moms in Prayer.
I literally woke up Monday morning praying and wondering if the news would be good. And I even prayed that my sweetMoms in Prayer sisters would be there when the mailman arrived. I knew they could either celebrate good news with me or encourage me if the news was disappointing.
We were just about to get started…and I was feeling a bit antsy, when I saw the familiar mailman’s cap outside the window. I hurriedly went to the door. And there were not one, but two acceptance packets! I burst into tears, my Moms in Prayerfriends cheered and joined in the excitement, and I sent a quick text off to my daughter. “You might want to come home at lunchtime…”
We managed to get through our prayer hour. And my awesome friends actually waited around for a few minutes, hoping to catch my daughter as she came home and discovered the good news.
Sure enough, within minutes, my daughter came through the door. I handed her the packets. She was thrilled and genuinely surprised at the very good news, as my wonderful Moms in Prayer moms joined in our joy and took a few quick pictures.
I am so thankful for the amazing fellowship I experience in my Moms in Prayer group. I don’t know how I would’ve made it through four teenagers without them.
And, most importantly, I am so thankful that God is our Master Planner. And I can count on Him to have a plan, a good plan for my daughter…and for all of our children.
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