Someone once told me that when things go according to plan, it is because he (that is, that someone) made it happen.
I beg to differ. Whilst we can do all we want, at the end of the day, when things fall into place, it is because He had a hand in this. How else do you explain why sometimes, the harder you try, the worse things become? And yet, when you rest in Him, things just happen?
I am not advocating laziness nor licentiousness. What I am saying is that we should do the best we can but leave it to Him to worry about the outcome. The Lord only wants what is good for us. When a window closes, it may be because He has bigger plans for us or because He is actually averting danger for us. How often have we looked back on an incident and felt so thankful that something happened to prevent us from venturing down that path and while we may have been disappointed at that time that things were not going to plan, as it turned out, had we proceeded, we would have headed straight into danger?
I have lost count of the number of times that the Lord has bailed me out.
In Princess Chickadee's school, they are taught to call upon the Lord. It is quite amusing to see her suddenly stop what she is doing and call out, "Jesus!". Then she tells Him something. I am thankful for a little one who loves the Lord so much.
He loves us and he will always want what is best for us.
When the Lord is for us, all our enemies will fall by the wayside. This is not to say that we will not face obstacles or persecution. But take heart that not matter what trials we are going through, when the Lord is for us, we can expect victory!