“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
It was food box delivery day again, and half of our team had cancelled. Which meant the other half had to double (or triple) up to get the job done. But it’s God’s job, right? So it willget done. And it did – again. And here’s what I learned this time.
To make it happen, I as well as others had to double up. But my car will only hold so many food boxes. I had been praying about it ever since the first cancellation came in. “Lord,” I said, “You know what needs to happen. You know how to make those boxes fit. I’m trusting You to take care of it.” And then I began to develop a back-up plan.
Whoa! A back-up plan? I’m not sure “trust” and “back-up plans” are compatible. It was very clear, when God spoke to Moses in Exodus 3-4, that Moses wasthe plan. There was no other. He also made it clear to Gideon in Judges 6, and to many others throughout Scripture.
It’s easy for me to think that if I don’t do it, someone else will. But will they? God has a job for each of us to do, and I believe that we must do the job designed for us. But since it’s God’s job, I’m pretty sure He’ll get it done, if we just cooperate. And trust. What a privilege, to be allowed to be a part of His plan!
So we showed up at the pick-up site. And there I ran into a young man I discipled years ago, who now serves God with a steady heart. We visited for a minute, and I shared my concerns about the boxes fitting in my car. With complete confidence, much more than I had, he said, “They’ll fit.”
And they did. Trust. It’s God’s plan.
God Bless You!
Notes from the Staff @The Woods